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Beechcraft AT-10 Wichita

The Beechcraft AT-10 Wichita was a World War II-era training aircraft developed by the Beechcraft Corporation for the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF).

The AT-10 was designed as a twin-engine, low-wing monoplane with a retractable landing gear.

The AT-10 was intended to be used as a basic training aircraft for bomber crews, providing training in navigation, gunnery, and bombardment.

It could accommodate two crew members, an instructor and a student, in a side-by-side cockpit.

Powered by two Pratt & Whitney R-985-AN-1 Wasp Junior radial engines, the AT-10 had a maximum speed of 225 mph and a range of 1,000 miles.

It had a wingspan of 53 feet and a length of 34 feet.

The AT-10 was produced in fairly small numbers, with a total of 1,582 aircraft built between 1942 and 1944.

After the war, many AT-10s were sold as surplus and converted for civilian use.

Today, a small number of AT-10s remain in existence, mostly in private collections or on display in aviation museums.

Full Specifications




34 ft 3 in (10.4 m)


53 ft 0 in (16.2 m)


10 ft 1 in (3.1 m)

Wing area

354 sq ft (32.9 m2)

Empty weight

4,500 lb (2,041 kg)

Gross weight

7,000 lb (3,175 kg)


2 × Pratt & Whitney R-985-AN-1 Wasp Junior nine-cylinder radial engines, 450 hp (336 kW) each

Maximum speed

225 mph (362 km/h, 196 kn)

Cruise speed

195 mph (314 km/h, 170 kn)


1,000 mi (1,600 km, 870 nmi)

Service ceiling

23,200 ft (7,100 m)

Rate of climb

1,400 ft/min (7.1 m/s)


Provision for .30-cal machine guns in dorsal and ventral turrets, plus up to 2,000 lb (900 kg) of bombs or 4 depth charges.

Note: These specifications may vary depending on the specific model and modifications made to the aircraft.

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