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The T-34C Turbomentor is an unpressurized two-seat, tandem cockpit low-wing turboprop trainer whose mission is to train Navy and Marine Corps pilots.

The T-34C is used to provide primary flight training for student pilots. As a secondary mission, approximately 10 percent of the aircraft provide pilot proficiency and other aircraft support services to Commander, Naval Air Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet; Commander, Naval Air Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet; and Naval Air Systems Command's "satellite sites" operated throughout the continental United States. The T-34C was procured as a commercial-derivative aircraft certified under an FAA Type Certificate. The T-34C was derived from the civilian Beechcraft Bonanza. Throughout its life, the aircraft has been operated and commercially supported by the Navy using FAA processes, procedures and certifications.

General Characteristics
Primary Function: Training platform for Navy/Marine Corps pilots.
Contractor: Raytheon Aircraft Company (Formally Beech Aircraft).
Date Deployed: Operational: 1977.
Unit Cost: $1 million.
Propulsion: Model PT6A-25 turbo-prop engine (Pratt & Whitney Aircraft of Canada).
Length: 28 feet 8 inches (9 meters).
Height: 9 feet 11 inches (3 meters).
Wingspan: 33 feet 5 inches (10 meters).
Weight: 4,425 Lb., Empty Wt. approx. 3,000 Lb.
Airspeed: Max: 280 Knots (322 miles per hour or 515 km per hour).
Ceiling: 25,000 Feet .
Range: Approximately 600 nautical miles.
Crew: Two (instructor pilot, student pilot).
Armament: None.