Joint Service Open House

C-45 Expeditor

From a sign near the airplane: "Also known as the "Twin Beech" or "Beech 18" because it was the 18th model produced by Beechcraft Corp. This C-45 is restored in colors of a United Kingdom Royal Air Force liaison aircraft. It has black and white stripes used to distinguish Allied aircraft during the June invasion of France to liberate occupied Europe."

The airplane's nickname is "Bucket of Bolts"; the internet link below provides more information. You can click on the right-hand picture to enlarge it; use your browser's "back" command to return here.


Specifications, from a sign posted near the airplane:

Enginestwo Pratt & Whitney Wasp Jr.
Horsepower450 hp each
Wingspan47' 7"
Weight9,000 lbs max
Max Speed240 mph
Max Altitude20,000'

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