Beechcraft AT-10 Wichita

1st Flight 1937

The Beechcraft AT-10 Wichita was an American World War II trainer built for the United States Army Air Forces.

It was used to train pilots for multi-engine aircraft such as bombers.

Beechcraft began designing the Model 25 early in 1940 in response to the requirement of the then-named United States Army Air Corps for a small twin-engine aircraft suitable for use in training student pilots in the handling of multi-engine retractable landing gear aircraft.

Beechcraft production terminated in 1943 after it had delivered 1,771 AT-10s.

Globe Aircraft built another 600 before production finally ceased the following year.

Specifications

Crew: Two

Length: 34 ft 4 in (10.46 m)

Wingspan: 44 ft 0 in (13.41 m)

Height: 10 ft 4 in (3.15 m)

Wing area: 298 sq ft (27.7 m2)

Empty weight: 4,750 lb (2,155 kg)

Max take off weight: 6,130 lb (2,781 kg)

Power plant: 2 × Lycoming R-680-9 air-cooled radial engines, 295 hp (220 kW) each

Performance

Maximum speed: 198 mph (319 km/h, 172 kn)

Range: 770 mi (1,240 km, 670 nmi)

Service ceiling: 16,900 ft (5,200 m).

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