BEECHCRAFT T-34 MENTOR

T-34 SERVICE

Manufacturer: Beech Aircraft Corp., Wichita, Kansas, USA
(In 1980, became Beech Aircraft Corp., Raytheon Company, Wichita, Kansas, USA)
Model: Model 45 (Developed from the civil V-tail Beechcraft Model 35 Bonanza)
Designation: T-34
Names: Mentor; Turbo-Mentor (T-34C)
First official flight: (Model 45) 02/12/1948
(YT-34) 05/1950
Factory production period: 1948 - 1958
1975 - 1990
Primary service period: 1953 - 1961 (USAF)
1954 - 1990's (US Navy)
Last official flight: (T-34C) 2014

T-34 VARIANTS

1948 Model 45 Model 45 3  
1950 Model 45 YT-34 3 Total: 0006
         
1953 Model A-45 T-34A 350  
1953 Model B-45 Model B-45 263  
1954 Model D-45 T-34B 423 Total: 1036
         
1975 Model 45 T-34C 396  
1977 Model 45 T-34C-1 98 Total: 0494

Grand Total: 1536

1954 Foreign built - Canada:
Model A-45
T-34A 125 Total: 0125
1954 Foreign built - Japan:
Model B-45
T-34A 161 Total: 0161

Grand Total: 0286

GRAND TOTAL: 1822

T-34 PRODUCTION

Model 45
Prototype single-engined, 2-seater
basic trainer for military evaluation.
Produced 1948

Beechcraft Wichita, Kansas

N8591A (civil reg.) G-1    
N8592A (civil reg.) G-2    
? G-3 3 Total: 0003

YT-34
As Model 45, prototypes for
USAF, engine upgrade.
Produced 1949 - 1950

Beechcraft Wichita, Kansas (BH)

50-735 / 50-737 G-4 / G-6 3 Total: 0003

T-34A
As YT-34, minor changes.
Produced 1953 - 1956

Beechcraft Wichita, Kansas (BH)

52-7626 / 52-7685 G-7 / G-66    
53-3306 / 53-3395 G-67 / G-156    
53-4157 / 53-4206 G-257 / G-306    
55-140 / 55-289 G-697 / G-846 350 Total: 0350

Model B-45
As T-34A, military export and civil
version. Most designated as T-34A.
Produced 1953 - 1958

Beechcraft Wichita, Kansas

civil reg. CG-58, CG-73, CG-112 3  
(Argentina) E-001 / E-015 CG-165 / CG-179 15  
(Chile) FACh-101 / FACh-166 mixed CG-1 to CG-223 66  
(Colombia) FAC-301 / FAC-303 ?    
(Colombia) FAC-304 CG-113    
(Colombia) FAC-305 / FAC-319 ?    
(Colombia) FAC-320 / FAC-342 mixed CG-122 to CG-164 42  
(Japan - JASDF) 41-0291 / 41-0298 mixed CG-3 to CG-111    
(Japan - JASDF) 41-0301 / 41-0310 mixed CG-13 to CG-47    
(Japan - JASDF) 51-0357 CG-32 19  
(Japan - JMSDF) 101, 102 CG-38, CG-39 2  
(Venezuela) E-001 / E-041 CG-279 / CG-319 41  

Foreign assembled - Argentina:
Fabrica Militar de Aviones, Cordoba, Argentina

(Argentina) E-016 / E-035 CG-180 / CG-199    
(Argentina) E-036 / E-090 CG-224 / CG-278 75 Total: 0263

T-34B
As T-34A, version for US Navy.
Produced 1954 - 1958

Beechcraft Wichita, Kansas (BH)

BuNo.140667 / 140956 BG-1 / BG-290    
BuNo.143984 / 144116 BG-291 / BG-423 423 Total: 0423

T-34C Turbo-Mentor
As YT-34C, structural changes.
Produced 1975 - 1984, 1989 - 1990

Beechcraft Wichita, Kansas (BH)

BuNo.160265 / 160282 GL-1 / GL-18    
BuNo.160462 / 160536 GL-19 / GL-93    
BuNo.160629 / 160651 GL-94 / GL-116    
BuNo.160931 / 160963 GL-117 / GL-149    
BuNo.161023 / 161056 GL-151 / GL-184    
BuNo.161790 / 161849 GL-185 / GL-244    
BuNo.162247 / 162306 GL-245 / GL-304    
BuNo.162620 / 162649 GL-305 / GL-334    
BuNo.164155 / 164173 GL-335 / GL-353 352  
(Taiwan) 3401 / 3444 GP-7 / GP-50 44 Total: 0396

T-34C-1 Turbo-Mentor
As T-34C, armed export version,
engine upgrade. US registered
used as demonstrators.
Produced 1977 - 1984

Beechcraft Wichita, Kansas

N23911, N23789 (civil reg.)
- N23911 to Peru as AI-516.
- N23789 to France as F-SEXE then
Ecuador as FAE-0014.
GM-1, GM-14    
N2067A, N6722Y (civil reg.) GM-78, GM-79    
N6922S (civil reg.) GM-89 5  
(Algeria) 7T-WPD / E / F / H / J / K
- c/n later redesignated GP-1 / 6.
GM-72 / GM-77 6  
(Argentina) 0719 / 0722 GM-41 / GM-44    
(Argentina) 0723 / 0726 GM-49 / GM-52    
(Argentina) 0727 / 0733 GM-65 / GM-71 15  
(Ecuador) FAE-0015 / FAE-0025 GM-15 / GM-25    
(Ecuador) FAE-0026 / FAE-0034 GM-32 / GM-40    
(Ecuador) ANE-223, ANE-225 GM-80, GM-81 22  
(Gabon) TR-KFS / TR-KFV GM-85 / GM-88 4  
(Indonesia) LD-3401 / LD-3404 GM-45 / GM-48    
(Indonesia) LD-3405 / LD-3416 GM-53 / GM-64    
(Indonesia) LD-3417 / LD-3425 GM-90 / GM-98 25  
(Morocco) CN-ATA-01 / CN-ATL-12 GM-2 / GM-13 12  
(Peru) AI-510 / AI-515 GM-26 / GM-31 6  
(Uruguay) A-270 / A-272 GM-82 / GM-84 3 Total: 0098

 

Grand Total: 1536

Foreign built - Canada:
T-34A
Canadian built version of T-34A.
Produced 1954 - 1955

Canadian Car & Foundry Co.,
Fort William, Ontario, Canada (CCF)

52-8253 / 52-8255 CCF34-1 / -3    
52-8256 / 52-8286 CCF34-29 / -59    
53-4091 / 53-4156 CCF34-60 / -125 100  
(RCAF) 24201 / 24225 CCF34-4 / -28 25 Total: 0125

Foreign built - Japan:
T-34A
Japanese built version of T-34A.
Produced 1954 - 1957

Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd., Utsunomiya City, Japan

(JASDF) 41-0311 / 41-0326 KD-1 / KD-16    
(JASDF) 51-0327 / 51-0356 KD-17 / KD-46    
(JASDF) 51-0358 / 51-0360 KD-47 / KD-49    
(JASDF) 51-0361 / 51-0387 FM-1 / FM-27    
(JASDF) 61-0388 / 61-0413 FM-28 / FM-53    
(JASDF) 71-0414 / 71-0435 FM-54 / FM-75 124  
(The Philippines) 58-09076 / 58-09100 FM-76 / FM-100    
(The Philippines) 59-07101 / 59-07112 FM-101 / FM-112 37 Total: 0161

 

Grand Total: 0286

T-34 CONVERSIONS

US Navy

YT-34C

2

T-34B(140784, 140861), 1973, turboprop engine upgrade, 3-bladed prop.
NT-34C

1

T-34C, permanent conversion for tests.

FOREIGN MILITARY / CIVILIAN SERVICE
 - The T-34 served with the military forces of Algeria, Argentina, Bolivia, Canada,
   Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, France, Gabon,
   Greece, Indonesia, Japan, Mexico, Morocco, Peru, The Philippines, Portugal,
   Spain, Taiwan, Turkey, Uruguay and Venezuela.
 - Fuji LM-1 Nikko, KM-1, KM-2, SM, KM-2B, T-3, T-5, T-7, Japanese versions
   of the basic T-34 airframe for civil and military service.
 - Model 73 Jet Mentor, 1955, jet prototype with T-34A wings and tail.
 - AT-34 Allison Turbine Mentor, 1987, prototype Allison turboprop upgrade.
 - Many sold on the civil market as private aircraft, warbirds etc.

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