NAVIGATOR
NAVIGATOR

Manufacturer

BEECHCRAFT

Markings:

U.S. Army Air Forces, World War II

Designation:

AT-7

Registration:

N8073H

Serial Number:

42-2438

BEECHCRAFT AT-7 NAVIGATOR

Based on the successful Beech Model 18 airliner the AT-7 was used by the Army Air Forces to train Navigators during World War II and for a number of years after the war. Three students and an instructor were carried on each flight. Each student had a desk similar to the one he would work from in a bomber or transport and they took turns practicing their navigational skills. The primary difference between these aircraft and a standard Beech 18 is the addition of an astrodome behind the cockpit for the students to use while working on celestial navigation problems

Specifications

  • Wingspan: 47 ft., 7 in.
  • Length: 33 ft., 11 in.
  • Height: 9 ft., in. 2 in.
  • Weight: 8,750 lbs (loaded)
  • Max. Speed: 230 MPH
  • Service Ceiling: 23,300 ft
  • Range: 1,626 miles
  • Engines: Two Pratt & Whitney R-985-25 radial of 450 HP
  • Crew: 2, 4 passengers