Beechcraft Baron B55  (1964-1982) TC-371, TC-502-TC-2456

The Beech Baron B55 was introduced in 1964 and ran through 1982. The B55 Baron seats up to five passengers plus 1 pilot. The B55 was fitted with 260 hp (194 kW) Continental IO-470 engines and had a gross weight of 5100 lb (2,300 kg). It had a typical cruise speed of 196 knots at 7000 ft, and came with 136 US gallon (useable) fuel tanks.

Additionally Beech built 40 T-42A Barons in 1966, serial numbers TF-1 through TF-26. These airplanes were identical to 1966 95-B55 Barons.

1964-1965 B55 Baron Performance specifications

  • Horsepower: 2 x 260 HP
  • Best Cruise Speed: 196 KIAS
  • Best Range (i): 763 NM
  • Fuel Burn @ 75%: 27.3 GPH
  • Stall Speed: 68 KIAS
  • Rate of climb: 1,670 FPM
  • Rate of climb (1 engine out): 320 FPM
  • Ceiling: 19,700 FT
  • Ceiling (1 engine out): 7,000 FT
  • Takeoff distance: 910 FT
  • Landing distance: 840 FT
  • Takeoff distance over 50ft obstacle: 1,225 FT
  • Landing distance over 50ft obstacle: 1,370 FT

Weights

  • Gross Weight: 5,100 LBS
  • Empty Weight: 3,075 LBS
  • Fuel capacity: 112 GAL

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1965-1977 B55 Baron Performance specifications

  • Horsepower: 2 x 260 HP
  • Best Cruise Speed: 196 KIAS
  • Best Range (i): 763 NM
  • Fuel Burn @ 75%: 27.3 GPH
  • Stall Speed: 68 KIAS
  • Rate of climb: 1,670 FPM
  • Rate of climb (1 engine out): 320 FPM
  • Ceiling: 19,700 FT
  • Ceiling (1 engine out): 7,000 FT
  • Takeoff distance: 910 FT
  • Landing distance: 840 FT
  • Takeoff distance over 50ft obstacle: 1,225 FT
  • Landing distance over 50ft obstacle: 1,370 FT

Weights

  • Gross Weight: 5,000 LBS
  • Empty Weight: 3,075 LBS
  • Fuel capacity: 112 GAL

(Courtesy of planephd.com)

1978-1982 B55 Baron Performance specifications

  • Horsepower: 2 x 260 HP
  • Best Cruise Speed: 184 KIAS
  • Best Range (i): 739 NM
  • Fuel Burn @ 75%: 27.3 GPH
  • Stall Speed: 73 KIAS
  • Rate of climb: 1,693 FPM
  • Rate of climb (1 engine out): 397 FPM
  • Ceiling: 19,300 FT
  • Ceiling (1 engine out): 6,400 FT
  • Takeoff distance: 1,400 FT
  • Landing distance: 1,467 FT
  • Takeoff distance over 50ft obstacle: 2,154 FT
  • Landing distance over 50ft obstacle: 2,148 FT

Weights

  • Gross Weight: 5,100 LBS
  • Empty Weight: 3,236 LBS
  • Fuel capacity: 100 GAL

(Courtesy of planephd.com)

 

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