Titles: Beechcraft C-45 No’s 1 to 4

The Beech Model 18 first flew in 1937 and was a much more modern design than the earlier Model 17 Staggerwing. At a time when there were a number of twin-engined light commercial aircraft under development, the Model 18 went on to achieve considerable success. It remained in production for 32 years, and even when production had been completed it remained a popular choice for upgrading and re-engining with several modification specialists.

Over 5,000 examples were manufactured during WW2 under several designations reflecting the specialised roles undertaken. The AT-7 was a navigation trainer; the AT-11 was a bombardier trainer with a bomb-aimers position in the nose; the C-45 was a light transport/communication aircraft; and equivalent models served with the US Navy under the SNB and JRB designations.

We offer four titles on this very attractive and versatile aircraft, containing flight manuals, brochures, a parts manual and two maintenance manuals for civil and military variants of the Model 18. The files have been copied from the original flight manuals and retain any colour pages. Each title is US$9.95.


Title 1 contains:

  • Pilot’s Flight Operating Instructions for the AT-11 and SNB-1, AN 01-90KC-1 dated 25-7-44 revised to 2-1-46, with approx. 51 pages.
  • Handbook of Operation and Flight Instructions for the C-45, T.O. No 01-90CB-1 dated 20-6-40, with approx. 25 pages.
  • Pilot’s Flight Operating Instructions for the T-7 & 7C and SNB-2 & 3, AN 01-90KA-1 dated 25-5-44 revised to 26-10-48, with approx. 50 pages.
  • Manufacturer’s Beech 18 Pilot’s Information Manual (AT-7, SNB-2, C-45B), undated with 15 pages.

Title 2 contains:

  • Pilot’s Flight Operating Instructions for the UC-45B and JRB-3, British Model Expeditor I, AN 01-90CD-1 dated 30-5-44, with approx. 46 pages.
  • USAF Flight Handbook for the C-45G, TC-45G, C-45H, T.O. 1-C45H-1 dated 15-8-57, with approx. 171 pages.
  • RCAF Pilot’s Flight Operating Instructions for the Expeditor 3, EO 05-45B-1 dated 1-7-51 revised to 1-10-53, with approx. 69 pages.
  • US Navy Pilot’s Handbook for the Beechcraft JRB-1, dated 1942 with approx. 65 pages.

Title 3 contains:

  • US Navy NATOPS Flight Manual for the UC-45J and RC-45J, NAVAIR 01-90CE-1 dated 15-11-67, with approx. 132 pages.
  • US Navy Erection and Maintenance Instructions for the model JRB-2 dated 1942, with approx. 213 pages.
  • Manufacturer’s Flight Handbook for the Beechcraft “Super 18”, (E18S) dated 1-6-56, with approx. 87 pages.
  • Manufacturer’s brochure on the Beechcraft Super H18 Executive Transport, undated with 9 pages.

Title 4 contains:

  • CAA Approved Operating Limitations for the Beechcraft Model D18S dated 9-2-48, with approx. 53 pages. This is a companion manual to the manual listed below.
  • Manufacturer’s Maintenance Manual for the Beechcraft Models D18S and D18C dated 15-9-47, with approx. 93 pages.
  • Manufacturer’s Parts Catalog for the Beechcraft Model D18, publication 404-180151 dated Sept 1949 revised to 28-9-62 with approx. 288 pages.
  • Manufacturer’s brochure on the Beechcraft Model 18, undated (but post WW2) with 19 pages.