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Beechcraft T-34B "Mentor"

On Loan from National Naval Aviation Museum, Pensacola, FL

T34 Mentor Article The DVHAA’s T-34B is Bureau# 143990. The aircraft became the first post-World War II trainer after the Air Force received its first of these aircrafts in 1950. This aircraft arrived at Willow Grove in the mid-1990s and was flown by the Aero Club. The DVHAA acquired the aircraft following the aircraft’s retirement in 1999.


Please contact the museum if you have any information, comments, or recollections of the T-34B “Mentor.”

Bureau #: 143990
Built: 1965
Crew: 2
Passengers: 0
Retired: 1999
Restored by:  
Length: 25' 11"
Height: 9' 7"
Wingspan: 32' 10"
Weight Empty: 2,055 lbs
Weight Loaded: 2,900 lbs
Powerplant: Continental 0-470-13
Thrust: 225 hp
Max Speed:  
Range: 770 miles
Manufacturer: Beechcraft
Armarment: NA
Ordnance: NA
Ceiling: 20,000 ft
Status: On Display