Beechcraft Model 18 "Twin Beech" - Hamilton Standard 6167A-15
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Hamilton Standard Propeller Blade for a Beechcraft Model 18
The Beechcraft Model 18 (or "Twin Beech", as it is also known) is a 6- to 11-seat, twin-engined, low-wing, tailwheel light aircraft manufactured by the Beech Aircraft Corporation of Wichita, Kansas. Continuously produced from 1937 to November 1969 (over 32 years, a world record at the time), over 9,000 were built, making it one of the world's most widely used light aircraft. Sold worldwide as a civilian executive, utility, cargo aircraft, and passenger airliner on tailwheels, nosewheels, skis, or floats, it was also used as a military aircraft
Currently in its Original Condition with the options of having it Polished and Mounted.
First production model with seating for two pilots and seven or eight passengers, fitted withWright R-760E-2 engines of 350 horsepower (260 kW), MTOW: 6,700 lb (3,000 kg)
Version of Model 18A capable of being fitted with skis orEdo55-7170floats; MTOW: 7,200 lb (3,300 kg)
Improved model with increased range and useful load, fitted with 285 hp (213 kW)Jacobs L-5engines
Version of Model 18B capable of being fitted with skis or floats.
Variant with seating for two pilots and nine passengers, fitted withJacobs L-6engines of 330 horsepower (250 kW), MTOW: 7,200 lb (3,300 kg).
Version of Model 18D capable of being fitted with skis or Edo 55-7170 floats, MTOW: 7,170 lb (3,250 kg)
Variant of 18D with MTOW increased by 300 lb (140 kg) to 7,500 lb (3,400 kg), fitted with Pratt and Whitney R-985 engines with 450 hp each
Seaplane version of Model A18D, but same MTOW as S18D, fitted with Edo 55-7170 floats
Version fitted with Pratt and Whitney R-985 engines of 450 horsepower (340 kW), MTOW: 7,500 lb (3,400 kg)
Seaplane version of Model A18A, fitted with Edo 55-7170 floats, MTOW: 7,170 lb (3,250 kg)
Model withPratt and Whitney R-985-A1engines with dual-stage blower for increased power at higher operating altitudes, 450 horsepower (340 kW), seven built, one to Sweden as anair ambulance, six to Nationalist China as M18R light bomber
Nine-passenger pre-World War II civil variant, served as basis for USAAF C-45C
Nine-passenger pre-World War II civil variant, served as basis for USAAF F-2
Variant of B18S with seating for eight passengers, and equipment and minor structural changes
First post-World War II variant introduced in 1945, with seating for eight passengers and MTOW of 8,750 lb (3,970 kg), 1,035 built
Variant withContinental R9-Aengines of 525 horsepower (391 kW) and MTOW of 9,000 lb (4,100 kg), introduced in 1947, 31 built.
Variant with redesigned wing and MTOW of 9,300 lb (4,200 kg); 403 built
Variant of E18S with MTOW of 9,700 lb (4,400 kg); 57 built
Bombing and gunnery trainer for USAAF derived from AT-7, fuselage had small, circular cabin windows, bombardier position in nose, and bomb bay; gunnery trainers were also fitted with two or three .30-caliber machine guns, early models (the first 150 built) had a single .30-cal AN-M2 in a Beechcraft-manufactured top turret, later models used a Crocker Wheeler twin .30-cal top turret, a bottom tunnel gun was used for tail gunner training, 1,582 built for USAAF orders, with 24 ordered by Netherlands repossessed by USAAF and used by the Royal Netherlands Military Flying School atJackson, Mississippi.
Conversion of AT-11 as navigation trainer; 36 converted
Conversion of UC-45F, modified to act asdronecontrol aircraft, redesignated as DC-45F in June 1948
F-2s in Alaska, 1941
Photo-reconnaissance version based on B18
US Navy Designations
Photographic aircraft, based on the C18S, fitted with fairing over cockpit for improved visibility, 11 built
Light transport, based on the C18S;15 built
Photographic version, similar to C-45B; 23 built
Utility transport version, equivalent to UC-45F'; 328 built.
Similar to AT-11;110 built
Navigation trainersimilar to AT-7, 299 built
Electronic counter-measures trainer
SNB-2s and SNB-2Cs were remanufactured, and designated SNB-5.
Conversion of Model 18 with nosewheel undercarriage
Volpar (Beechcraft) Super 18
Volpar (Beechcraft) Turbo 18
Beech Model 18s fitted with the Volpar MkIV tricycle undercarriage and powered by two 705-hpGarrett TPE331-1-101Bturboprop engines, flat-rated to 605 hp (451 kW), drivingHartzell HC-B3TN-5three-bladed, reversible-pitch, constant-speed feathering propellers