Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum - Beechcraft E-18S Expeditor
Bill Maloney

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01 Beechcraft C-45 Expeditor 02 Beechcraft C-45 Expeditor 03 C-45 Expeditor Main Gear 04 C-45 Expeditor Tail Wheel
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05 Pratt Whitney R-985 Radial Engine 06 Pratt & Whitney R-985 Exhaust Stack 07 Pratt & Whitney R-985 Radial Engine 08 Beechcraft C-45 Expeditor
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09 Pratt & WhitneyR-985 Radial Engine 10 E-18S Expeditor Tail 11 E-18S Expeditor Tail 12 Beechcraft C-45 Expeditor

Beech E-18S Expeditor Specifications:

Other Beechcraft Expeditors and a Beech Super 18 at other aviation museums in the northeast
Beech C-45 Expeditor at the Hisorical Aircraft Restoration Program Museum Beechcraft C-45 Expeditor at the 1941 Historical Aircraft Group Museum
Another Beech C-45 Expeditor can be found at the Historical Aircraft Restoration Program at Floyd Bennett Field, Brooklyn, NY A Beechcraft C-45 Expeditor at the 1941 Historical Aircraft Group Museum in Geneseo, NY
Beechcraft AT-11Kansan Beechcraft Super 18
A Beechcraft AT-11 Kansan at the US Air Force Museum in Dayton, OH The civilian version of the C-45, the Beechcraft Super 18, can be found at the Mid Atlantic Air Museum in Reading, PA
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A Beechcraft C-45 Expeditor at the MAPS Air Museum in North Canton, OH Another Beech C-45 Expeditor can be found at the Air Mobility Command Museum in Dover, DE

Length: 34 feet, 3 inches
47 feet, 8 inches
10 feet, 0 inches
2 + 4
Empty 5,900lbs Loaded - 7,800 lbs
Max Speed: 224 mph
Cruise Speed: 145 mph
Range: 745 miles
Service Ceiling: 20,000 feet
Powerplant: Pratt & Whitney R-985-AN-1 Wasp Junior 450hp
Fuel Capacity: 250 gallons
First Flight : 1943
Cost: $59,000

Here's a Youtube Video of a C-45 Expeditor taking off viewed from the cabin. Although it was not a C-45, the "Flight of the Phoenix" aircraft used wings from a C-45. This Youtube Video shows that stunt plane with the C-45 wings doing flybys then crashing, killing the pilot Paul Mantz.. Not exactly a successful airframe design. One more C-45 Youtube Video features the Commemorative Air Force's Expeditor taxiing in the first few seconds of the segment.

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