Beechcraft AT-10 Wichita Military Trainer Aircraft
The Beechcraft AT-10 Wichita was designed to train WW2 US pilots converting to multi-engine aircraft. The design utilised wood where practical to free Aluminium resources for combat aircraft. The aircrafts name reflected it's construction location which was Beechcraft's Wichita facility. Between 1942-1944 2,371 Beechcraft AT-10 Wichitas were produced, as the attrition rate was relatively low there were ample aircraft to train pilots for years to come, this was not true of combat aircraft and the freed up resources could be diverted into fighter and bomber construction.
|Beechcraft AT-10 Wichita Specifications: |
- Crew: Student pilot and instructor
- Length: 34 ft 4 in (10.46 m)
- Wingspan: 44 ft 0 in (13.41 m)
- Height: 10 ft 4 in  (3.15 m)
- Empty weight: 4,750 lb (2,155 kg)
- Max. takeoff weight: 6,130 lb (2,781 kg)
- Engines: Twin 295 hp (220 kW) Lycoming R-680-9 air-cooled radial engine
- Maximum speed: 198 mph (172 knots, 319 km/h)
- Range: 770 mi (970 nmi, 1,240 km)
- Service ceiling: 16,900 ft (5,150 m)
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