SEMINOLE
SEMINOLE

Manufacturer

BEECHCRAFT

Markings:

Alabama Army National Guard, 1979

Designation:

U-8D

Serial Number:

56-3701

BEECHCRAFT U-8D SEMINOLE

The U-8 is the military version of the Beech Model 50 Twin Bonanza. The military transport is virtually identical with the civil version, differing only in having military radios installed. The U.S. Army used the Seminole as light staff transports. A total of 250 were built for the Army and remained in service from the 1950s until the early 1980s.

Specifications

  • Wingspan: 45 ft 3 in.
  • Length: 31 ft, 6 in.
  • Height: 11 ft 4 in.
  • Weight: 5,500 lbs (loaded)
  • Max. Speed: 202 mph
  • Service Ceiling: 19,000 ft
  • Range: 1,080 miles
  • Engines: 2 Lycoming GO-435-C2 260 hp each
  • Crew: 1 pilot, 3 passengers