Beechcraft 55 Baron. Technical specifications. A photo.
Beechcraft 55 Baron - American twin-engine light aircraft production Beech Aircraft Corporation, produced in the early 60-ies of the last century.
A photoBeechcraft D55 Baron
Development of the aircraft Beechcraft 55 Baron began in late 50-x, and the designing of the aircraft has been organized on the basis of existing models Beechcraft 35 BonanzaHowever modification has become so deep that inherently planes absolutely did not resemble each other.
Beechcraft 55 Baron effective for the needs of ordinary civil aviation and air travel for business, at the same time, the main difference between the variations is just completing the cabin and interior trim. On board the aircraft can accommodate up to 6 people (1 pilot and 5 passengers), however, if for commercial passenger transportation equipment tend to be complete, the business aviation needs preferred was equipment intended only for 4-persons - one pilot and three passengers.
Beechcraft E55 Baron photo
Basic production model includes a power unit provided with two piston engines Continental IO-470-L, each of which is capable of power 260 hp Cruising speed of aircraft 350 km \ h, but in reality, the aircraft is capable of flying and at high speeds, up to 380 km \ h depending on version and used engines.
Pilots note that the Beechcraft 55 Baron has good handling and a big enough maneuverability, and thanks to a roomy tanks with a maximum flight range of more than a distance of 1700 km., That is optimally suited for the operation of local passenger airlines, performing commercial air travel, as well as meet the needs of business aviation .
SalonBeechcraft 55 Baron
For the first time, the base production model Beechcraft Baron 55 1961 was introduced in the year, but it is the worst of all sold - for aircraft production cycle of this model is only 190 units were built.
In 1962 year was a model Beechcraft A55 Baron, available for sale in 1963 year. Its distinctive features has become a convenient control panel and revised interior of the cabin, with all these seemingly insignificant factors that led to the popularity of the model has increased several times.
Model Beechcraft B55 Baron was first introduced in the year 1964, and already compared to other versions, the current version was some very serious improvements have a direct impact on flight performance of the aircraft. Due to the produced processing cabin could accommodate up to 6 passengers on board the aircraft; reinforced fuselage of the aircraft increased the strength of the aircraft capacity, and an increased maximum takeoff weight allowed to carry heavy loads.
CabinBeechcraft 55 Baron
Modification of Beechcraft C55 Baron is an improved version of the model Beechcraft B55, complete with new piston aircraft engines Continental IO-520-C power in 285 hp each new avionics means renewed Interior, etc. Among other things, the American aircraft manufacturers lengthened the nose of the aircraft, which made it possible to carry a lot of luggage, but in fact noticeable change aircraft in its appearance has not acquired. During the production of the aircraft it was built 451 this model.
In 1968 year of Beech Aircraft Corporation engineers developed and presented a model Beechcraft D55 Baron, the main change which began advanced aerodynamic shape, in particular, the windshield got a big slope, several mutated wing and flap configuration. Production was completed after 316 aircraft of this version were built.
Put into operation in 1970, the model Beechcraft E55 Baron has a new, more sophisticated avionics and updated central control panel, a modified interior and an improved system of light-signal alarm. In addition, through the use of fuel tanks increased roominess, the plane was able to overcome the distance to 2 thousand kilometers.
Especially for the needs of the US Air Force, based on the model Beechcraft B55 Baron was created military version of this aircraft - T-42A Cochise, differing mainly only e-filling and a complete set of interior.
Planes Beechcraft 55 Baron continued to actively operate in the world and to this day, at the same time, to a greater extent they provide the needs of business aviation, however, a number of airlines operates the aircraft and to a small extent local airlines.
Technical characteristics Beechcraft 55 Baron.
- Crew: 1 people;
- Passenger: 6 people (depending on the configuration and modification);
- aircraft Length: 8,53 m (depending on version).
- Wingspan: 11,53 m .;
- Plane Height: 2,92 m .;
- Weight of empty aircraft: 1431 kg. (Depending on version);
- Payload: 882 kg. (Depending on version);
- Maximum takeoff weight: 2313 kg. (Depending on version);
- Cruising speed: 350 km \ h. (Depending on version);
- Maximum flight speed: 380 km \ h. (Depending on version);
- Maximum flight distance: 1746 km. (Depending on version);
- Maximum flight height: 6000 m .;
- aircraft engine type: a piston;
- Powerplant: 2 × Continental IO-470-L (depending on version);
- Power: 2 × 260 hp (Depending on version).
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