This time we feature Beechcraft D18S Amphibian by Milton Shupe, Scott Thomas, André Folkers, Urs Burkhardt, Damian Radice, Manfred [Mani] D.Saliger, Nigel Richards, Bill Ortis, and Roman Stoviak. Features 4 models, custom flight model, new sounds, custom panels and era gauges, complete procedures, checklists and aircraft data.
The Beechcraft Model 18 (or "Twin Beech", as it is also known) is a 6- to 11-seat, twin-engined, low-wing, tailwheel light aircraft manufactured by the Beech Aircraft Corporation of Wichita, Kansas. Continuously produced from 1937 to November 1969 (over 32 years, a world record at the time), over 9,000 were built, making it one of the world's most widely used light aircraft. Continuously Sold worldwide as a civilian executive, utility, cargo aircraft, and passenger airliner on tailwheels, nosewheels, skis, or floats, it was also used as a military aircraft.
During and after World War II, over 4,500 Beech 18s saw military service—as light transport, light bomber (for China), aircrew trainer (for bombing, navigation and gunnery), photo-reconnaissance, and "mother ship" for target drones—including United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) C-45 Expeditor, AT-7 Navigator, AT-11 Kansan; and United States Navy (USN) UC-45J Navigator, SNB-1 Kansan, and others. In World War II, over 90% of USAAF bombardiers and navigators trained in these aircraft. (Source: Wikipedia)
Size: 75.5 MB
Authors: Milton Shupe, Scott Thomas, André Folkers, Urs Burkhardt, Damian Radice, Manfred [Mani] D.Saliger, Nigel Richards, Bill Ortis, and Roman Stoviak
Works with: FSX, Prepar3D v4
Role: Trainer and utility aircraft
Number built: 9,000+
Length: 34 ft 2 in (10.41 m))
Wingspan: 47 ft 8 in (14.53 m)
Height: 9 ft 8 in (2.95 m)
Weight: 6,175 lb (2,800 kg)
Engine: 2 × Pratt & Whitney R-985-AN-1 "Wasp Junior" radial engines, 450 hp (336 kW) each
Speed: 225 mph (195 knots, 360 km/h)
Range: 1,200 mi (1,000 NM, 1,900 km) at 160 mph (260 km/h)
Service ceiling: 26,000 ft (7,930 m)