Beechcraft 56 Baron. Specifications. A photo.
Beechcraft 56 Baron. Specifications. A photo.

Beechcraft 56 Baron. Specifications. A photo.


Beechcraft 56TC Baron - American twin-engine light aircraft, developed on the basis of the model Beechcraft 55 and manufactured Aircraft Corporation Beech Aircraft Corporation to 1967 years.


Photo Beechcraft 56TC Baron


The main reason for the development of small-engine aircraft Beechcraft 56TC Baron became the need to create a promising high-speed light aircraft that could compete with another American aircraft - Cessna 320Which just a few years of production, won great popularity. At its core, the development of the aircraft manufacturers Beech Aircraft Corporation is an almost complete copy of the foreign 320-th model, however, thanks to modern equipment, powerful propulsion system and a number of other options, the aircraft still different from the model developed by Cessna.


Beechcraft 56TC Baron photo


Beechcraft 56TC The Baron was equipped with two Lycoming TIO-541-E1A4 piston turbo engines, each of which could develop power up to 380 hp, which allowed the aircraft to accelerate effortlessly to a cruising speed of 370 km / h, covering distances of up to 2 thousand kilometers. Among other things, in order to make flights as comfortable as possible, the cockpit of the Beechcraft 56TC Baron was sealed, allowing the aircraft to climb to great heights, and hides almost any noise.

Like most of the previously produced aircraft, Beechcraft 56TC Baron had a fairly simple operation and does not require the pilot of any specialized knowledge. On board the aircraft could accommodate up to 6 passengers (standard interior equipment made it possible to stay on the board only 5 passengers), that allows to operate the aircraft not only for the needs of business aviation, but also for passenger transportation, including the implementation of feeder flights, work at local airlines, etc.


Salon Beechcraft 56TC Baron


Despite a good attempt Beech Aircraft Corporation to create demanded easy-motor boat, popular basic model Beechcraft 56TC Baron did not find - during the whole period of production just 93 aircraft of this version were built.

Despite the failure with the base version of the production, in 1970, the model was presented Beechcraft A56TC Baron, get new avionics means a new central control panel and improved light-signaling system. Several changed the appearance of the aircraft, however, no significant changes to no avail - for all the time production was sold only 11 aircraft.

Of the 104 Beechcraft 56TC Baron aircraft produced for the entire time, according to official data, at the end of 2014, only 48 units of this model were in operation in the world, moreover, most of them are privately owned, and only a few aircraft are operated by air carriers.


Specifications Beechcraft 56TC Baron.


  • Crew: 1 people;
  • Passenger: 6 people (depending on configuration);
  • aircraft Length: 8,6 m .;
  • Wingspan: 11,5 m .;
  • Plane Height: 2,9 m (depending on version).
  • Weight of empty aircraft: 1655 kg .;
  • Payload: 2716 kg.;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 4371 kg .;
  • Cruising speed: 370 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 387 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 2031 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 10600 m .;
  • aircraft engine type: a piston;
  • Powerplant: 2 × Continental TIO-541-E1A4;
  • Power: 2 × 380 hp 


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