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Name 76 Duchess
Manufacturer BEECH
Body Narrow
Type Fixed Wing
Position Low wing
Tail T-tail
WTC Light
Engine Piston
Engine count Multi
Position (Front) Wing leading mounted
Landing gear Tricycle retractable

Also manufacturered as:

BEECH 76 Duchess
BEECH Duchess

BEECH 76 Duchess

BEECH 76 Duchess BEECH 76 Duchess 3D

Image source: IANS


Light twin trainer. In service since 1978. Low cost, high performance, light twin development. Production ended in 1982.


Aircraft name 76 Duchess
ICAO code/WTC BE76 / L
Manufacturer BEECH
Type code/APC L2P / A

Technical Data

Wing span 11.6 m38.058 ft
Length 8.9 m29.199 ft
Height 2.9 m9.514 ft
Powerplant 2 x 180 HP Lycoming 0-360-AIG6D piston engines with 2 blade propellers.
Engine model Lycoming O-360

Performance Data

Take-Off Initial Climb
(to 5000 ft)
Initial Climb
(to FL150)
Initial Climb
(to FL240)
MACH Climb Cruise Initial Descent
(to FL240)
(to FL100)
Approach Landing
V2 (IAS) 85 kts IAS 110 kts IAS 110 kts IAS 110 kts MACH TAS 140 kts MACH IAS 140 kts IAS kts Vth (IAS) 85 kts
Distance 650 m ROC 1000 ft/min ROC 800 ft/min ROC 800 ft/min ROC ft/min MACH ROD ft/min ROD 800 ft/min MCS kts Distance 600 m
MTOW 1770 kg Ceiling FL200 ROD ft/min APC A
WTC L Range 750 NM

Accidents & Serious Incidents involving BE76

None on SKYbrary

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