Beechcraft AT-7 Navigator

Pima Air and Space Museum Aircraft

Manufacturer
Beechcraft
Markings
U.S. Army Air Forces, World War II
Designation
AT-7
Registration
N8073H
Serial Number
42-2438

Beechcraft AT-7 Navigator

Based on the successful Beech Model 18 airliner the AT-7 was used by the Army Air Forces to train Navigators during World War II and for a number of years after the war. Three students and an instructor were carried on each flight. Each student had a desk similar to the one he would work from in a bomber or transport and they took turns practicing their navigational skills. The primary difference between these aircraft and a standard Beech 18 is the addition of an astrodome behind the cockpit for the students to use while working on celestial navigation problems

Specifications
Wingspan 47 ft., 7 in.
Length 33 ft., 11 in.
Height 9 ft., in. 2 in.
Weight 8,750 lbs (loaded)
Max. Speed 230 MPH
Service Ceiling 23,300 ft
Range 1,626 miles
Engines Two Pratt & Whitney R-985-25 radial of 450 HP
Crew 2, 4 passengers