Beechcraft 23 Series - Musketeer

General information about the Musketeer

The Beechcraft 23 series belongs to a series of low-wing aircraft. The machine is also referred to as Musketeer and was manufactured by the US company Hawker Beech Aircraft. The Musketeer belongs to a series of cheap and light machines. The first flight was completed on October 23, 1963 and the production time of the model amounts to 1963-1993. In these 30 years, a little less than 4,000 pieces were built. The first model in the entire series is the Beechcraft 23 Musketeer. It is the starting point and the model for the following models of the series. The machines have a rigid chassis and a fixed pitch propeller. Partially, the machine consists of parts in plastic honeycomb construction. This represented an absolute novelty at the time. In 1966, the model 19 Musketeer Sport followed. This version has a slightly weaker engine and instead of three windows only two windows. There were other versions of the model, such as the A19, B19 and M19. 1968 followed then the B23 Musketeer Custom. This model benefits from a 180 hp engine. The 1970 following C23 Musketeer Custom is also known as B23 Sundowner. Of this model, there was also a sports variant with two seats.

Technical data for the Musketeer

The following specifications refer to the model Beechcraft C23 Sundowner 180. The machine is 7.84 meters long and has a span of 9.98 meters. She is 2.50 meters high. The Musketeer has a empty weight of 680 kilograms and a maximum mass of 1,111 kilograms. It can accommodate up to three passengers and a crew member in the machine. The cruising speed is 210 kilometers per hour and the maximum speed of the Beechcraft 23 is 222 kilometers per hour. The tank has a range of 941 kilometers and the maximal service ceiling is 4,390 meters. It is an engine of the category Lycoming O-360-A4K 4-cylinder boxer engine with 134 kilowatts of power built-in.

Products and services for the musketeers

We are happy to wait for your Beechcraft 23, or carry out a maintenance. We also do avionics reviews or compression checks. Of course, even as avid pilots, we know that aviation is very safe. Nevertheless, there can always be an unexpected gust or a bird strike. We are happy to repair your machine. Of course, we make sure that the laws and regulations of EASA are complied with, in line with our motto: Fly Legal! We are also happy to special requests, please contact us.

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