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BEECH 23 Musketeer

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Name 23 Musketeer
Manufacturer BEECH
Body Narrow
Wing Fixed Wing
WTC Light
Type code L1P
Engine Piston
Engine count Single
Mass group 1

Manufacturered as:

BEECH Musketeer
BEECH Sundowner
BEECH 23 Sundowner
BEECH 23 Musketeer

BEECH 23 Musketeer

BEECH 23 Musketeer


Light aircraft. In service since 1962. Low cost version of BEECH Bonanza to compete with the CESSNA 172 and PIPER Cherokee. Since 1970 further developed versions are BEECH 23 Sundowner and BEECH 24 Sierra. Production ended in 1983.

Technical Data

Wing span 10 m32.808 ft
Length 7.6 m24.934 ft
Height 2.5 m8.202 ft
Powerplant A23: 1 x 165 HP Continental IO-346-A piston engine with 2 blade propeller.

C23: 1 x 180 HP Lycoming O-320-A4K piston engine with 2 blade propeller. C23R: 1 x 200 HP Lycoming O-360-A1B6 piston engine with 2 blade propeller.

Engine model Continental IO-346, Lycoming O-320, 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)
Descent (FL100
& below)
V2 (IAS) kts IAS kts IAS kts IAS kts MACH TAS 102 kts MACH IAS kts IAS kts Vapp (IAS) kts
Distance m ROC 728 ft/min ROC ft/min ROC ft/min ROC ft/min MACH ROD ft/min ROD ft/min MCS kts Distance m
MTOW 10891,089 kg
1.089 tonnes
Ceiling FL130 ROD ft/min APC A
WTC L Range 676676 nm
1,251,952 m
1,251.952 km
4,107,454.071 ft

Accidents & Serious Incidents involving BE23

None on SKYbrary