Beech / Beechcraft 23 Musketeer / Custom / Sundowner

Touring Aircraft

Beech C23 Sundowner 180 D-EGYA M-1923 © Karsten Palt
Photo ©: Karsten Palt
The Beechcraft 23 Musketeer / Custom / Sundowner is a single-engine four-seat light touring aircraft produced by the US-American manufacturer Beech Aircraft Corporation.
Crew1
Passengers2-3
Propulsion1 Piston Engine
Engine ModelContinental IO-346-A
Engine Power123 kW165 hp
max. Cruise Speed243 km/h131 kts
  151 mph
max. Speed (vne)274 km/h148 kts
  170 mph
Service Ceiling4.526 m14.850 ft
Rate of climb268 m/min880 ft/min
Range1.191 km643 NM
740 mi.
Empty Weight624 kg1.375 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight1.066 kg2.350 lbs
Wing Span10,00 m32 ft 10 in
Wing Area13,6 m²146 ft²
Length7,85 m25 ft 9 in
Height2,51 m8 ft 3 in
First Flight10/1961
Production Statusout of production
Total Production2700
ICAO CodeBE23
FAA TCDSA1CE
Data for (Version)Beech A23 Musketeer II

[Photo-ID: 2619] © Karsten Palt 2009-09-05
Beech C23 Sundowner 180, , D-EGYA, c/n M-1923,© Karsten Palt, 2009Beech
C23 Sundowner 180
Reg.: D-EGYA
c/n: M-1923
 
Oldtimer-Fliegertreffen 2009 [Kirchheim unter Teck - Hahnweide (EDST)]
[Photo-ID: 7403] © Karsten Palt 2013-09-07
Beech C23 Sundowner 180, , D-EGYA, c/n M-1923,© Karsten Palt, 2013Beech
C23 Sundowner 180
Reg.: D-EGYA
c/n: M-1923
 
Oldtimer-Fliegertreffen 2013 [Kirchheim unter Teck - Hahnweide (EDST)]
[Photo-ID: 2625] © Karsten Palt 2009-09-05
Beech C23 Sundowner 180, , D-EIPC, c/n M-1835,© Karsten Palt, 2009Beech
C23 Sundowner 180
Reg.: D-EIPC
c/n: M-1835
 
Oldtimer-Fliegertreffen 2009 [Kirchheim unter Teck - Hahnweide (EDST)]
[Photo-ID: 7404] © Karsten Palt 2013-09-07
Beech C23 Sundowner 180, , D-ERJA, c/n M-2136,© Karsten Palt, 2013Beech
C23 Sundowner 180
Reg.: D-ERJA
c/n: M-2136
 
Oldtimer-Fliegertreffen 2013 [Kirchheim unter Teck - Hahnweide (EDST)]
[Photo-ID: 7405] © Karsten Palt 2013-09-07
Beech C23 Sundowner 180, , HB-EHS, c/n M-1451,© Karsten Palt, 2013Beech
C23 Sundowner 180
Reg.: HB-EHS
c/n: M-1451
 
Oldtimer-Fliegertreffen 2013 [Kirchheim unter Teck - Hahnweide (EDST)]
[Photo-ID: 3373] © Karsten Palt 2010-06-11
Beech C23 Sundowner 180, Private, D-EIPC, c/n M-1835,© Karsten Palt, 2010Beech
C23 Sundowner 180
Private
Reg.: D-EIPC
c/n: M-1835
 
ILA Berlin 2010 [Berlin - Schönefeld (EDDB / SXF)]
[Photo-ID: 7529] © Karsten Palt 2013-07-19
Beech CT-134 Musketeer, Canadian Armed Forces, 134222, c/n M1346,© Karsten Palt, 2013Beech
CT-134 Musketeer
Canadian Armed Forces
Reg.: 134222
c/n: M1346
 
Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum [Hamilton, Mount Hope]