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Beech T-34

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The Beechcraft T-34 Mentor is an American propeller-driven, single-engined, military trainer aircraft derived from the Beechcraft Model 35 Bonanza.
The earlier versions of the T-34, dating from around the late 1940s to the 1950s, were piston-engined.
These were eventually succeeded by the upgraded T-34C Turbo-Mentor, powered by a turboprop engine.
The T-34 remains in service more than six decades after it was first designed.

After a production hiatus of almost 15 years, the T-34C Turbo-Mentor powered by a Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-25 turboprop engine was developed in 1973.
Development proceeded at the behest of the USN, which supplied two T-34Bs for conversion.
After re-engining with the PT6, the two aircraft were redesignated as YT-34Cs, the first of these flying with turboprop power for the first time on 21 September 1973.
Mentor production restarted in 1975 for deliveries of T-34Cs to the USN and of the T-34C-1 armed version for export customers in 1977, this version featuring four underwing hardpoints.
The last Turbo-Mentor rolled off the production line in 1990.

The Beechcraft T-34 Mentor is an American propeller-driven, single-engined, military trainer aircraft derived from the Beechcraft Model 35 Bonanza.
The earlier versions of the T-34, dating from around the late 1940s to the 1950s, were piston-engined.
These were eventually succeeded by the upgraded T-34C Turbo-Mentor, powered by a turboprop engine.
The T-34 remains in service more than six decades after it was first designed.

Source & more info: wikipedia.org

Last update: 17 July 2020