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Beechcraft Travel Air

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The Beechcraft Travel Air was a twin-engine development of the Beechcraft Bonanza. It took the fuselage of the G-35 Bonanza and the tail control surfaces of the T-34 Mentor. It was initially powered by Lycoming O-360 engines that produced 180 horsepower each. Later models would receive a fuel injected version of the same engine. In later production the tail control surfaces were replaced with a swept design which resembled the Debonair but was larger (to handle engine-out situations) and it was renamed the Baron. The Baron also had more powerful engines, Continental IO-470s that produced 260 horsepower. Variants of the Baron later became turbocharged and pressurized.

Beechcraft initially named the Travel Air the Badger but NATO had already designated the Soviet Tupolev Tu-16 bomber as the "Badger" so Beech dropped the name.

The Travel Air was produced from 1958 to 1968. It first flew in 1956.

Specifications (A95/B95/B95A/D95A/E95)

General characteristics

  • Crew: one, pilot
  • Capacity: three to four passengers
  • Length: 25 ft 4 in (7.72 m)
  • Wingspan: 37 ft 10 in (11.53 m)
  • Height: ()
  • Empty weight: 2,780 lb (1,260 kg)
  • Loaded weight: 4,000 lb—4,200 lb, based upon model (1,800 kg—1,900 kg)
  • Max takeoff weight: 4,000 lb—4,200 lb [B95, B95A, D95A] (1,800 kg—1,900 kg)
  • Powerplant:Lycoming O-360-A1A or Lycoming IO-360-B1A or Lycoming IO-360-B1B , 180 hp (134 kW) each


See also

Related development
Beechcraft Bonanza - T-34 Mentor - Beechcraft Baron - Bay Super V Bonanza

Designation sequence
80 - 88 - 90 - 95 - 99 - 100

See also

de:Beechcraft Model 95

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