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Beech E50 Twin Bonanza, Swiss Air Force / Schweizer Luftwaffe, A-713, c/n EH-58 © Karsten Palt
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50 Twin Bonanza

Corporate Aircraft

The Beechcraft Model 50 Twin Bonanza is a twin-engined light utility and corporate aircraft produced by the US-American manufacturer Beech Aircraft Corporation, today Hawker Beechcraft Corporation.
Propulsion2 Piston Engines
Engine ModelLycoming GSO-480-A1A6
Engine Power (each)254 kW340 hp
max. Cruise Speed330 km/h178 kts
  205 mph
max. Speed (vne)435 km/h235 kts
  270 mph
Service Ceiling7.620 m25.000 ft
Rate of climb492 m/min1615 ft/min
Range1.600 km864 NM
994 mi.
Empty Weight2.268 kg5.000 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight3.175 kg7.000 lbs
Wing Span13,78 m45,2 ft
Wing Area25,7 m277 ft
Length9,61 m31,5 ft
Height3,51 m11,5 ft
First Flight15.11.1949
Production Statusout of production
Production Range1951-1963
Total Productionca. 880
Data for (Version)Beech E50 Twin Bonanza
Variants50 (L-23A), B50 (L-23B RL-23D), C50, D50 (L-23E), D50A, D50B, D50C, D50E, D50E-5990, F50, H50, J50, Excalibur 800

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