Beechcraft AT-11 Kansan

Pima Air and Space Museum Aircraft

Manufacturer
Beechcraft
Markings
U.S. Army Air Forces, World War II
Designation
AT-11
Registration
N6953C
Serial Number
41-9577

Beechcraft AT-11 Kansan

Based on the successful Beech Model 18 airliner, and a modified bomber designed for China, the AT-11 was used by the Army Air Forces to train Bombardiers and Aerial Gunners during World War II. The standard Model 18 was modified with a Plexiglas nose for a Norden bombsight, a bomb bay capable of carrying 1000 pounds of bombs and flexible guns in the nose and on top. Over 1,500 Kansans were built and many remained in service with the Air Force until the mid-1950s.

Specifications
Wingspan 47 ft., 8 in.
Length 34 ft, 3 in.
Height 9 ft., 8 in.
Weight 6,175 lbs (loaded)
Max. Speed 230 mph
Service Ceiling 21,400 ft
Range 850 miles
Engines Two Pratt & Whitney R-985-AN-1 radial of 450 horsepower each
Crew 2