Beech T-34C 'Mentor'

Notes: Improved T-34B.

  Base model:T-34
  Designation System:U.S. Air Force
  Designation Period:1948-Present
  Basic role:Trainer

  Length: 28' 8" 8.7 m
  Height:9' 10" 3.0 m
  Wingspan: 33' 3.9" 10.1 m
  Wingarea: 179.9 sq ft 16.7 sq m
  Empty Weight: 2,630 lb 1,192 kg
  Max Weight: 4,300 lb 1,950 kg

  No. of Engines: 1
  Powerplant: Pratt & Whitney PT6A-25
  Horsepower (each): 715

  Range: 749 miles 1,206 km
  Cruise Speed: 247 mph 397 km/h 214 kt
  Max Speed: 257 mph 413 km/h 223 kt
  Climb: 1,275 ft/min 388 m/min
  Ceiling: 30,000 ft 9,143 m

Operators (Past and Present)
USN VA-42 Oceana VA
USN VF-124 Miramar CA
USN VFA-106 Cecil Field FL
USN VFA-125 Lemoore CA
USN VT-2 Whiting Field FL
USN VT-3 Whiting Field FL
USN VT-6 Whiting Field FL
USN VT-27 Corpus Christi TX
USN VT-86 Pensacola FL

Known serial numbers
160265 / 160282, 160462 / 160536, 160629 / 160651, 160931 / 160963, 161023 / 161056, 161790 / 161849 , 162247 / 162306 , 162620 / 162649 , 164155 / 164173


Recent comments by our visitors
 chasiadi wiryono
 bandung, OTH


We need your help to locate the following part for immediate purchase :


Please do a help since the T34c aircraft parts are very very difficult to find ouf for supplying.
Could you inform me where to buy this part.
please email me : rekatindo@bdg.centrin.net.id
06/26/2008 @ 11:11 [ref: 21613]
 Chasiadi Wiryono
 Bandung, OTH
Please do help us to locate the following part of T34C for immediate purchase :

Landing Gear Position Indicator P/N MS27403-1 = 2 ea

Our aircraft is on grounded now

Much appreciate to your kind effort
with best regards
Chasiadi Wiryono
06/17/2008 @ 09:18 [ref: 21538]
 LT Chad
 Annapolis, MD
I flew the T-34C when I was a SNA with VT-27 Boomers in Corpus Christi - what an awesome machine! I think there're a lot of us out there with the desire but not necessairly the means to get ahold of one. To fly in one again would really bring back the memories of the sweat and study time we put into the profession and community. It broke many hearts for those who hoped for a future in Navy Air but couldn't make it through, but for those who made it - it was wonderful. I believe my best option someday would simply to join a club one the Mentor hits the private sector.
02/21/2008 @ 07:24 [ref: 19735]
 T Cook
 , NJ
My email dropped out last post: tcook@L5Aviation.com

Interested in the YT-34C For Sale
01/09/2008 @ 20:13 [ref: 19206]
 T Cook
 , NJ
Is the YT-34C still avail for sale? Please email me and let me know. Definitely interested.
01/09/2008 @ 20:11 [ref: 19205]
 Brett Rodgers
 Chicago, IL
I am going to be selling the flying proto-type YT34C. One of two that were originally converted by Beechcraft when they developed the aircraft. We have just made the decision to sell the aircraft December of 2007. It runs under an Experimental certificate currently because it has a PT6-28 which has 715 SHP vs the PT6-25 in the mid five hundreds.

I saw a few parties were interested in owning this type of aircraft and I figured I'd post this message. If you're interested feel free to email or call me at 312 351-5000 MB. The price is $350K.

12/20/2007 @ 08:13 [ref: 18983]
 David Baker
 Sacramento, CA
I've flow two types of military trainers; T-28Bs, and T-34As. Given a choice between the two, I'd take the T34 hands down. It's handling is nimble, it's performance is reasonable (as is the operating cost) and you can still get parts for it. If a T-34C appeared on the market--and if I won the lottery--I would scoop it up in a heartbeat.
There was a T-34C civilian accident a while back. The pilot inadvertantly ran it out of fuel.

The report is on the NTSB website, so you can figure out who it was registered to, and how not to run it out of kerosene.
11/14/2007 @ 23:23 [ref: 18538]
 Aziz BZ
 clearwater, FL
The T-34C aircraft is an unpressurized two-place, tandem cockpit low-wing single-engine monoplane manufactured by Raytheon Aircraft Company (Formally Beech Aircraft), Wichita, Kansas. The aircraft is powered by a Model PT6A-25 turbo-prop engine manufactured by Pratt & Whitney Aircraft of Canada. The primary mission of the T-34C is to provide primary flight training for student pilots ! thanks Aziz Bz marrakech morocco
06/02/2007 @ 00:15 [ref: 16705]
 , CA
I work on 7 of the T-34s at Lemoore NAS and they are telling us they should be with us for at least 15 years. We have three NACWS birds and all seven have GPS.
01/03/2007 @ 15:53 [ref: 15089]
 David Green
 Pocatello, ID
If the military does decide to sell the t-34s when they are done with them, where would they list them?
12/17/2006 @ 14:27 [ref: 15028]


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