1945 Beech C45

Year 1954
Type Multi- Engine
Make Beechcraft
Model C45
Price $199,900
Registration N14PW
Serial AF-314
Total Time 12,810
SMOH 60/60 by Tulsa
Location Swifton, AR

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THREE FOR THE PRICE OF ONE!!!  AirplanesUSA proudly present this unique and beautiful example of classic Beechcraft warbird.  This Tradewinds conversion Beech 18 comes with two complete conventional gear Beech 18s less engines.  Complete logbooks and maintenance records.  No expense spared by meticulous owner.  Useful load over 3,600 pounds.  Bring the family and the toys, cruise at 180 knots and arrive in style.

Export and worldwide delivery are available.

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Wing X-Ray just completed.  No defects noted.  Not required again for 1,500 hours.
Exceptionally clean airframe
Complete logs and records
Well-documented maintenance history
3,667.6 Useful Load

You know the classic Twin Beech Model 18, right?  It has twin tails, a tailwheel, and a bit of a pug nose.  That is until Pacific Airmotive took it into its Burbank shop and created a tricycle-gear, single-tail, high-forehead pointy-nose business aircraft and commuter airliner in the 1960s from this pre-war design and the Tradewind Beech was born.

As radical as the Tradewind Beech appears at first glance, its design has a couple of conservative secrets.  The horizontal tail is original Twin Beech structure with new tips at the end in place of the original vertical fins and rudders.  And that new towering single tail?  The vertical fin is made from part of another Beech 18 horizontal stabilizer, upended and faired with new metal.

This single-tail Beech is one of 48 converted by Pacific Airmotive from surplus U.S. Air Force C-45s.  It began life in 1942 as an AT-7 navigator trainer.  A decade later, this airframe was one of 900 Air Force Twin Beeches taken back to the Beechcraft factory for revamping to late-model C-45 standards.  Its military life ended with seven years of dry-bone storage at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Arizona before Pacific Airmotive bought it.

With its facelift, this airplane’s civilian second career included time with Denali Airlines in Alaska. The enlarged picture windows in the cabin were popular with Alaska passengers flying over the grandeur of the 49th State.

Capable of carrying as many as 12 people, this Beech is currently configured for six as a business machine.  (General Aviation News, May 21st, 2018, Frederick Johnsen)

Engine Specs:

Pratt and Whitney R-985 AN-14B
S/N(s): (L) 225955, (R) 207634
TTSMOH:  60 by Tulsa Aircraft Engines


Hamilton STA22D30/6531A-15

Left Hub Serial #: E5059
1,052.3 SMOH

Right Hub Serial #: E8876
1,157.9 SMOH



Garmin GNS-530W
Garmin 796 Panel Mount
King KX-155 NAV/COM
Garmin GTX-327 Transponder
PS Engineering 8000 Intercom with Bluetooth
STEC 55X Autopilot with Altitude Hold
Storm Scope
Insight Engine Monitor with Fuel Flow

Year Interior:

New Executive Interior with New Headliner.
Includes both Interiors- Executive and Airline (9 seats)

Year Exterior:

White Base with Light Blue and Dark Blue Accents

320 Gallon Fuel System
Co-pilot Instruments
Manual Oil Shut-Off
Air Conditioning

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