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Beechcraft AT-7/AT-11/C45 – Aircraft employed in multi role missions of Bombing, Navigation, and photography. Low wing, dual empennage, nose in plexiglass; powered with two Pratt & Whitney R-985-NA-1 Wasp Junior radial engines with 450 hp each.  


Cruise speed 150 mph, maximum speed 215 mph, service ceiling,  20.000 pés, range 700 miles.   It also could be fitted with 2 .30 mm machine guns, being one in the nose and the other dorsal turret and carry a load of 1.000 lb of bombs. They were used from 1943 to 1975. Few of these aircrafts were used by the Specialist officers School and Aeronautical Infantry Guard (EOEIG), in Curitiba, for the upgrade of armament specialists board. 


Brazilian Air Force used in their several versions, 26 of these airplanes during the war and 64 more were received after 1945. They were in use until mid 70’s.  


Specifications (AT-11)    
Engines: Two 450-hp Pratt & Whitney R-985-AN-1 Wasp Junior radial piston engines. 


Weight: Empty 6,175 lbs., Max Takeoff 8,727 lbs.    


Wing Span: 47ft. 8in. 


Length: 34ft. 3in. Height: 9ft. 8in.   


Performance:
Maximum Speed: 215 mph


Ceiling: 21,400 ft. 


Range: 850 miles. 


Armament: Two .30-caliber machine guns, one in nose, one in dorsal turret.   


One AT-11 in diplay at MUSAL (Museu Aeroespacial Brazil)





 

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