Beechcraft UC-45 (Expeditor) Technical Specifications
Service Year: 1941
Type: Utility / Trainer Aircraft
National Origin: United States
Manufacturer(s): Beech Aircraft Corporation - USA
Production Total: 1,300
Structural (Crew Space, Dimensions and Weights)
Operating Crew (Typical): 2 + 7
Overall Length: 34.15 feet (10.41 meters)
Overall Width: 47.67 feet (14.53 meters)
Overall Height: 9.68 feet (2.95 meters)
Weight (Empty): 6,173 lb (2,800 kg)
Weight (MTOW): 7,496 lb (3,400 kg)
Installed Power and Standard Day Performance
Propulsion: 2 x Pratt & Whitney R-985-AN-1 Wasp Junior radial engines delivering 450 horsepower each.
Maximum Speed: 224 mph (360 kph; 194 knots)
Maximum Range: 1,181 miles (1,900 km)
Service Ceiling: 26,017 feet (7,930 meters; 4.93 miles)
Rate-of-Climb: 1,850 feet-per-minute (564 m/min)
Armament / Mission Payload
Global Operators / Customers
Canada; United Kingdom; United States
Model Variants (Including Prototypes)
C-45 - Six-seat transport model; 11 examples produced.
C-45A - Eight seat multi-purpose transport model; 20 examples produced.
C-45B - Based on C18S model; 223 examples produced; later redesignated to UC-45.
C-45C - Based on 18S model
C-45F - Based on C18S; seven-seat passenger transport; later redesignated to UC-45F.