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Beech C-45/JRB/SNB Expeditor

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The prototype Beech was flown for the first time in 1937.  First acquired by the Army in 1940, eventually over 4,000 were built for the U.S. Army Air Force and over 1,500 for the U.S. Navy.  The C-45 stayed in service in the U.S. Air Force until 1963.

Civil Model 18's remained in production until 1969; a production run of 32 years.
Specifications (SNB-5)





Type: Transport
Engine: two 450 hp Pratt & Whitney R-985-B5 radials
Model 18: Beech company designation
C-45: U.S. Army Air Corps transport
UC-45: U.S. Army Air Corps utility transport
AT-7: U.S. Army Air Corps trainer (name: Navigator
AT-11: U.S. Army Air Corps bombardier trainer with glazed nose (name: Kansas or Kansan)
F-2: U.S. Army Air Force photo reconnaissance
JRB: U.S. Navy utility transport
SNB: U.S. Navy scout/trainer

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