Beechcraft 60 Duke. Specifications. A photo
Beechcraft 60 Duke. Specifications. A photo

Beechcraft 60 Duke. Specifications. A photo


Beechcraft 60 Duke - of light-twin engine produced by the American aircraft American aircraft manufacturer Beech Aircraft Corporation during the period of 1968 1983 year.


Photo Beechcraft 60 Duke


Development of the aircraft Beechcraft 60 Duke began in the middle of 60-ies of the last century, with the initially plane designed exclusively for business aviation, although much more popular current model was in civil aviation, in particular aircraft operated for local airlines and as a means for feeder airline.

First flight Beechcraft 60 Duke held December 29 1966 years, and after another thirteen months, the aircraft arrived in mass production. The current model is perfectly fills the gap between the model series such as the Beechcraft Baron and Beechcraft Queen Air, however, due to a number of design features of the aircraft, aircraft maintenance was quite expensive.


Beechcraft 60 Duke photos


As a power plant, Beechcraft 60 Duke aircraft use turbocharged piston aircraft engines Lycoming TIO-541-E1C4, each of which has a power of 380 hp, which allows the aircraft to accelerate to a speed of 460 km / h (maximum flight speed) , as well as freely cover distances over 2270 km, including at high altitudes, which was facilitated by a sealed cabin.

The plane was designed for transportation of passengers 5, while, in the cabin there is a lack cramped conditions that suited both for civilian passenger traffic, and for the needs of business aviation.


Cabin Beechcraft 60 Duke


In 1970 year, the basic design of the aircraft was modified, resulting in the release of the model was launched Beechcraft A60 Duke, which was a more efficient system for the turbo engine, an improved layout of the cockpit, as well as a new, modern light-signaling equipment. Although previously identified features of costly maintenance of the aircraft, the problem has not been solved, as a consequence, a great demand for these aircraft and has not appeared.

In 1974 year, aeronautical engineer from Beech Aircraft Corporation introduced another modified version of the aircraft - Beechcraft B60 Duke. Through the use of a new power plant, at a constant power, flight performance of the aircraft seriously improved, but the number of aircraft built was quite moderate, and nine years after the start of production, the release was stopped due to lack of effective demand among customers.

From 596 aircraft Beechcraft 60 Duke built in the period of 1968 1983 year, is currently underway operation only 363 units.


Specifications Beechcraft 60 Duke.


  • Crew: 1 people;
  • Passenger: 5 person;
  • aircraft Length: 10,31 m .;
  • Wingspan: 11,98 m .;
  • Plane Height: 3,76 m .;
  • Weight of empty aircraft: 1939 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Payload: 1134 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 3073 kg .;
  • Cruising speed: 330 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 460 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 2274 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 9145 m .;
  • aircraft engine type: a piston;
  • Powerplant: 2 × Lycoming TIO-541-E1C4;
  • Power: 2 × 380 hp 


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