Cessna T-50 / AT-17 / UC-78 / JRC-1 Bobcat

Trainer / Transport Aircraft

Cessna T-50 Crane Mk1A CF-FGF 7862 1355 © Karsten Palt
Photo ©: Karsten Palt
The Cessna T-50 is a twin-engined five-seat light transport aircraft produced by the US-American manufacturer Cessna Aircraft Company.
Cessna Model T-50 was the commercial version. Military variants were designated as follows:
United States Army Air Corps: AT-8 and AT-17 Bobcat
United States Army Air Forces: C-78 and UC-78 Bobcat
United States Navy : JRC-1
Royal Canadian Air Force: Crane
Crew2
Passengers3
Propulsion2 Radial Engines
Engine ModelJacobs R-755-9
Engine Power (each)336 kW450 hp
max. Cruise Speed270 km/h146 kts
  168 mph
max. Speed (vne)322 km/h174 kts
  200 mph
Service Ceiling6.706 m22.000 ft
Range1.208 km652 NM
750 mi.
Empty Weight1.588 kg3.500 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight2.585 kg5.700 lbs
Wing Span12,78 m41 ft 11 in
Wing Area27,4 m²295 ft²
Length9,98 m32 ft 9 in
Height3,02 m9 ft 11 in
First Flight1939
Production Statusout of production
Total Production>5400
FAA TCDSA-722
Data for (Version)Cessna UC-78
VariantsAT-8, AT-17, AT-17A, AT-17B, AT-17C, AT-17D, AT-17E, AT-17F, AT-17G, C-78, UC-78, UC-78A, UC-78B, UC-78C, JRC-1, Crane I, Crane II

[Photo-ID: 7518] © Karsten Palt 2013-07-19
Cessna T-50 Crane Mk1A, , CF-FGF, c/n 1355,© Karsten Palt, 2013Cessna
T-50 Crane Mk1A
Reg.: CF-FGF
c/n: 1355
 
ex RCAF 7862 and marked as such
Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum [Hamilton, Mount Hope]
[Photo-ID: 7519] © Karsten Palt 2013-07-19
Cessna T-50 Crane Mk1A, , CF-FGF, c/n 1355,© Karsten Palt, 2013Cessna
T-50 Crane Mk1A
Reg.: CF-FGF
c/n: 1355
 
ex RCAF 7862 and marked as such
Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum [Hamilton, Mount Hope]
[Photo-ID: 11581] © Karsten Palt 2015-08-22
Cessna UC-78A Bobcat, , SP-GLC, c/n 5765,© Karsten Palt, 2015Cessna
UC-78A Bobcat
Reg.: SP-GLC
c/n: 5765
 
ex LOT Polish Airlines SP-LEM
Polish Aviation Museum [Krakow]
[Photo-ID: 10948] © Karsten Palt 2015-06-03
Cessna UC-78B Bobcat, , 42-39162, c/n 3371,© Karsten Palt, 2015Cessna
UC-78B Bobcat
Reg.: 42-39162
c/n: 3371
 
displayed as US Navy JRC-1 N66794
Pima Air and Space Museum [Tucson, AZ]
[Photo-ID: 5378] © Karsten Palt 2012-01-11
Cessna UC-78B Bobcat, United States Army Air Forces (USAAF), 42-71626, c/n 4322,© Karsten Palt, 2012Cessna
UC-78B Bobcat
United States Army Air Forces (USAAF)
Reg.: 42-71626
c/n: 4322
 
National Museum of the United States Air Force [Dayton, Ohio / USA (Wright-Patterson AFB)]
[Photo-ID: 6269] © Karsten Palt 2012-06-12
Cessna UC-78B Bobcat, , NC46617, c/n 5193,© Karsten Palt, 2012Cessna
UC-78B Bobcat
Reg.: NC46617
c/n: 5193
 
ex USAAF 43-7673, ex US Navy BuNo 64469
Yanks Air Museum [Chino, CA]