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Beech Model 18 / C-45 Expeditor

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The C-45 is the military version of the Beechcraft Model 18 light commercial transport. Beech built a total of 4,526 of these for the USAAF between 1939-1945 in navigator (AT-7), Bombing/gunner trainer (AT-11), C-45, & aerial photography (F-2) versions.

General:

Type: Transport

Crew: 2

Seating: 7

First Flight: 15/Jan/1937

Specifications

 

Propulsion

 

Performance

 

Length:

Height:

Wingspan:

Empty Weight:

Gross Weight:

34' 2"

9' 8"

47' 8"

6175 lbs.

9300 lbs.

No. Engines:

Horsepower:

Powerplant:

2

450 hp per engine

Pratt & Whitney R-985-AN-1 Wasp Juniors

Range:

Speed (max):

Speed (cruise):

Climb:

Ceiling:

1140 miles

219 mph

150 mph

- ft/sec

18200 ft

Armament:

None

       

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