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Beech Model 17 Staggerwing Beech Model 17 Staggerwing

1932

Walter Beech together with his wife Olive established the Beech Aircraft Corporation during 1932. In ...

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With the Model 17 well established, Beech began in 1935 the development of a six/eight-seat ...

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Beech Model 18

1937

Beech Model 18

Beech Model 26 Beech Model 26

1941

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The Beech Model 28 merits brief mention as an unusual project for this manufacturer. Two ...

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Beech Model 28 Destroyer

1944

Beech Model 28 Destroyer

Beech Model 35 Bonanza Beech Model 35 Bonanza

1945

The Beech Model 35 Bonanza was the founder member of a remarkable family of aircraft, not ...

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In 1948 Beech built as a private venture a two-seat trainer evolved from the V-tail ...

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Beech Model 45 Mentor / T-34

1948

Beech Model 45 Mentor / T-34

Beech Model 50 / L-23 Seminole Beech Model 50 / L-23 Seminole

1949

Similarly to the Model 35 Bonanza, the Model 50 was advanced for its day, ...

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On 28 August 1958 Beech flew the prototype of the new Beech Model 65 Queen Air ...

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Beech Model 65 / 70 / 80 / 88 Queen Air

1958

Beech Model 65 / 70 / 80 / 88 Queen Air

Beech Model 33 Debonair / Bonanza Beech Model 33 Debonair / Bonanza

1959

Despite the large demand for the V-tailed Model 35, there were many potential buyers who ...

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The 'leap-year' Beech Model 95-55 Baron, first flown on 29 February 1960, was developed from the ...

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Beech Model 55 / 56 / 58 Baron

1960

Beech Model 55 / 56 / 58 Baron

Beech Model 23 Musketeer Beech Model 23 Musketeer

1961

Showing a general similarity to the earlier Bonanza/Debonairfamily, the prototype Beech Model 23 Musketeer was fiown ...

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In early 1963 Beech had started flight tests of an aircraft, then identified as the ...

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Beech Model 90 King Air

1964

Beech Model 90 King Air

Beech Model 99 Airliner Beech Model 99 Airliner

1966


Beech entered the field of pressurised general aviation aircraft following a first flight of the ...

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Beech Model 60 Duke

1966

Beech Model 60 Duke

Beech Model 36 Beech Model 36

1968

A third member of the Bonanza family was introduced in 1968, in the form of ...

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The Beech Model 100 King Air was added to the range of Beech corporate transports when ...

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Beech Model 100 King Air

1969

Beech Model 100 King Air

Beech Model 200 Super King Air / C-12 Beech Model 200 Super King Air / C-12

1972

On 27 October 1972, Beech flew the prototype of a new and improved member of ...

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The soundness and success of the Beech King Air 200 design prompted Beech to explore ...

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Beech Fan Jet 400

1980

Beech Fan Jet 400

Beech Model 1900 Beech Model 1900

1982


The Beech Aircraft Corporation acquired in December 1985 the Diamond II executive jet from Mitsubishi, ...

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Beech Model 400 Beechjet

1986

Beech Model 400 Beechjet

Beech Model 2000 Starship Beech Model 2000 Starship

1986

To provide a new generation of corporate transports, Beech looked to Burt Rutan's Scaled Composites ...

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