Raytheon Beechcraft Baron

  • CountryUnited States of America
  • TypeFour or six place business, utility & advanced pilot training twin
  • PowerplantsB55 - Two 140kW (260hp) Continental IO470L fuel injected horizontally opposed flat six piston engines driving two blade constant speed propellers. 58 - Two 225kW (300hp) Teledyne Continental IO550C engines driving three blade constant speed McCauley propellers.
  • PerformanceB55 - Max speed 373km/h (201kt), max cruising speed 348km/h (188kt), long range cruising speed 320km/h (173kt). Initial rate of climb 1693ft/min. Range with reserves 1836km (990nm). 58 - Max speed 386km/h (208kt), cruising speed 367km/h (198kt). Initial rate of climb 1735ft/min. Range with reserves 2920km (1575nm).
  • WeightsB55 - Empty 1468kg (3236lb), max takeoff 2313kg (5100lb). 58 - Empty 1619kg (3570lb), max takeoff 2495kg (5500lb).
  • DimentionsB55 - Wing span 11.53m (37ft 10in), length 8.53m (28ft 0in), height 2.92m (9ft 7in). Wing area 18.5m2 (199.2sq ft). 58 - Wing span 11.53m (37ft 10in), length 9.09m (29ft 10in), height 2.97m (9ft 9in). Wing area 18.5m2 (199.2sq ft).
  • CapacityModels 55 and 56 had standard seating for four, with some models offering an optional fifth seat. Model 58 has optional fifth and sixth seats.
  • ProductionProduction of the Model 58 Baron continues, with more than 2500 of all variants built by late 1998.

The effective and long running Baron line is generally viewed as the best of its class, and has agreeably outlived its principle rivals from Piper and Cessna in creation.

Advancement of the Baron started in the late 1950s, the first to fly, the Model 9555 on February 29 1960, basically being a reengined improvement of the Model 95 Travel Air (Beech's first light twin, which first flew in August 1956). Accordingly the Baron can make a case for Bonanza and T34 Mentor ancestry, as the Travel Air joined together the fuselage of the previous with the tail of the last, in addition to twin motors, another wing and other new peculiarities. Exactly 720 Travel Airs were assembled from the late 1950s to the late 1960s.

The main Barons were conveyed amid ahead of schedule 1961, despite the fact that these early generation samples were soon emulated off the line in 1962 by the enhanced A55. The consequent B55 of 1965 is a complete Baron demonstrate and stayed in generation until 1982, amid which time it was ceaselessly refined. Amid the B55's model life different variations entered generation, these incorporated the all the more capable C55, D55 and E55. Meanwhile the turbocharged Baron 56tc showed up in 1967 and the A56tc in 1970, despite the fact that these were delivered just in constrained numbers.

The Model 58 is an extended adaptation of the 55, and initially entered generation in 1970. It stays in generation today, having developed sort of in creation amid that time. Forms incorporate the pressurized 58p and the turbocharged 58tc. Both are fueled by 240kw (325hp) Teledyne Continental Tsio520s. Current generation (now under the Raytheon Aircraft Company pennant) runs at around 40 for every year.

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