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T-34C Turbomentor training aircraft

The T-34C Turbomentor is an unpressurized two-seat, tandem cockpit low-wing turboprop trainer whose current mission is to provide pilot proficiency and other aircraft support services for the fleet.
The T-34C is used to provide pilot proficiency and other support services to Commander, Naval Air Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet; Commander, Naval Air Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet; and Naval Air Systems Command's "satellite sites" operated throughout the continental United States. The T-34C was procured as a commercial-derivative aircraft certified under a Federal Aviation Administration Type Certificate. The T-34C was derived from the civilian Beechcraft Bonanza. Throughout its life, the aircraft has been operated and commercially supported by the Navy using FAA processes, procedures and certifications.
Point Of Contact
Naval Air Systems Command
PEO (T) Public Affairs Officer
47123 Buse Road, Bldg. 2272, Rm 454
Patuxent River, MD 20670-1547
(301) 757-7171
General Characteristics
Primary Function: Training platform for Navy/Marine Corps pilots.
Contractor: Raytheon Aircraft Company (Formally Beech Aircraft).
Date Deployed: Operational: 1977.
Unit Cost: $1 million.
Propulsion: Model PT6A-25 turbo-prop engine (Pratt & Whitney Aircraft of Canada).
Length: 28 feet 8 inches (9 meters).
Height: 9 feet 11 inches (3 meters).
Wingspan: 33 feet 5 inches (10 meters).
Weight: 4,425 Lb., Empty Wt. approx. 3,000 Lb.
Airspeed: Max: 280 Knots (322 miles per hour or 515 km per hour).
Ceiling: 25,000 Feet.
Range: Approximately 600 nautical miles (1,111.2 km).
Crew: Two (front pilot, rear pilot).
Armament: None.
Last Update: 22 January 2019