Bellanca 14-13-2 Crusair

Pima Air and Space Museum Aircraft

Manufacturer
Bellanca
Markings
Carlos Ramirez Company, Mexico City, Mexico
Designation
14-13-2
Registration
XB-FOU
Serial Number
1551

Bellanca 14-13-2 Crusair

Based on the earlier Model 14-12 the Cruisair Senior was first shown to the public in 1946. The Cruisair’s main selling point was relatively high performance with a lower powered engine at a reasonable cost. The Bellanca Company built approximately 600 Cruisair Seniors of various models. The model 14-13-2 entered production in 1947 and was built until late in 1948. Although relatively few were built the Cruisair has been popular with pilots who appreciate its low operating costs, good performance and the extremely strong wing structure.

Specifications
Wingspan 34 ft 4 in
Length 21 ft 4 in.
Height 6 ft 3 in
Weight 2,150 lbs (loaded)
Max. Speed 165 mph
Service Ceiling 16,000 ft
Range 600 miles
Engines 1 Franklin 6A4-335-B3, horizontally opposed, 150 horsepower
Crew 1, 3 passengers