Beechcraft U-8D Seminole

Pima Air and Space Museum Aircraft

Manufacturer
Beechcraft
Markings
Alabama Army National Guard, 1979
Designation
U-8D
Serial Number
56-3701

Beechcraft U-8D Seminole

The U-8 is the military version of the Beech Model 50 Twin Bonanza. The military transport is virtually identical with the civil version, differing only in having military radios installed. The U.S. Army used the Seminole as light staff transports. A total of 250 were built for the Army and remained in service from the 1950s until the early 1980s.

Specifications
Wingspan 45 ft 3 in.
Length 31 ft, 6 in
Height 11 ft 4 in.
Weight 5,500 lbs (loaded)
Max. Speed 202 mph
Service Ceiling 19,000 ft
Range 1,080 miles
Engines 2 Lycoming O-480-1 with 340 horse power each
Crew 1 pilot, 3 passengers