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Expeditor at the museum in Marathon FL

5 June 2015

Expeditor at the museum in Marathon FL

Beechcraft C-45 Exp[editor at the EAA Chapter 1241 Air Museum — photo by Joseph May

Beechcraft C-45G Expeditor at the EAA Chapter 1241 Air Museum in Marathon FL — photo by Joseph May

The Beechcraft C-45 Expeditor was the militarized Twin Beech with hardly a difference between the two. The AT-7 Navigator and AT-11 Kansas were also modifications of the Twin Beech with small exterior changes. During the 1950s hundreds of the earlier C-45 models were overhauled and remanufactured to produce the C-45G (the type in the images of this post) and C-45H models. New instrumentation, landing gear, center wing sections along with the additions of constant speed propellers and autopilot (only on the G-model) also meant new serial numbers.

Beechcraft C-45 Exp[editor at the EAA Chapter 1241 Air Museum — photo by Joseph May

Beechcraft C-45G Expeditor sitting in the EAA Chapter 1241 Air Museum  hangar, sans wingtips — photo by Joseph May

This C-45G is on exhibit at the EAA Chapter 1241 Air Museum where the owner graciously allows the opening of the fuselage doors for better viewing into passenger area as well as the cockpit 🙂 Please see the review of the museum for more information on this little gem.

Beechcraft C-45 Exp[editor at the EAA Chapter 1241 Air Museum — photo by Joseph May

Beechcraft C-45G Expeditor cockpit side — photo by Joseph May

Beechcraft C-45 Exp[editor at the EAA Chapter 1241 Air Museum — photo by Joseph May

Beechcraft C-45G Expeditor cockpit — photo by Joseph May

Beechcraft C-45 Exp[editor at the EAA Chapter 1241 Air Museum — photo by Joseph May

Beechcraft C-45G Expeditor is displayed with its cargo doors open for best viewing of the interior — photo by Joseph May

Beechcraft C-45 Exp[editor at the EAA Chapter 1241 Air Museum — photo by Joseph May

Beechcraft C-45G Expeditor’s classic twin tail — photo by Joseph May

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  1. Marvin Findling permalink
    5 June 2015 09:56

    During the 1950’s and 1960’s USAF C-45-H models were assigned to a majority of the Air Force Liaison Offices of the state Civil Air Patrol. During the phase out of the bird in the ’60s most were transferred to the Civil Air Patrol, our C-45-H 52-10541 was transferred to the Rhode Island Wing CAP. I don’t know what became of her! A good old bird. s/Marvin Findling, CMSgt, USAF (Ret.)

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