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Beech T-34 Mentor


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In 1948 Beech built as a private venture a two-seat trainer based on the V-tail civil Bonanza.  The piston-engined T-34 was adopted by the U.S. Air Force as it's primary trainer in 1953 and U.S. Navy in 1954.

The T-34C, a turboprop version of the Mentor was first flown in 1973 and adopted by the U.S. Navy as it's primary trainer in 1977.  This version is known as the Turbo-Mentor.

Turbo-Mentors have been used by naval and air forces of Argentina, Ecuador, Indonesia, Morocco, Peru and Uruguay.

 
 Specifications (T-34B)  Designations
 
Type: Trainer
Engine: one 225 hp (168 kW) Continental O-470-4 flat-six piston
Model 45: Beech company designation
T-34: U.S. military designation
T-34C: Turboprop version using a 400 hp Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-25
 
 Related Pages  Related Websites
 
More about Beech Aircraft
T-34 Association
The OTHER T-34
 

page updated 13 February 2008

 

 

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