1952 Beechcraft 3MN

s/n CA-104 Reg: N7185

Air to Air photos: Copyright Phillip Makanna / Ghosts



6970 hrs TTSN

628.9 Hrs Since Restoration by General Aviation Services

Spar Strap:

The Canadian Aerocon Limited STC meets the requirement for center section and outer wing panel straps. CA-104 also has the spar strap modification issued by Dee Howard. Inspections to occurs every 1,500 hrs or 60 months, whichever occurs first.

AD Complied with at 6,827.0 Hrs TT (05/28/17) and due 8,327 Hrs.

Engine #1

Pratt & Whitney R985 AN-1

628.9 Hrs SMOH by Covington 11/04/98

Engine #2

Pratt & Whitney R985 AN-1

628.9 Hrs SMOH by Covington 11/04/98

Prop #1

Hamilton Standard

90.6 Hrs SMOH (05/29/17)

Prop #2

Hamilton Standard

Hamilton Standard. 90.6 Hrs SMOH (05/29/17)


Garmin 530W

Garmin 430W

PSI Audio Panel

Aera 560 Panel Mount

Garmin GTX Transponder


XM Weather

Century 2000 Autopilot by Avionics Unlimited



New leather interior, carpeting, headliner and side panels installed 2010. Six seats: three chairs, three-seat couch. Five headset jacks + 5 "cigar plug" electric outlets in cabin; additional electric plug in baggage compartment. Airstair door. 9/10

Exterior: US Marine Corps SNB-5 Scheme by P&J Aircraft Exteriors. 9/10.


Shadin Digiflo-L Fuel Flow

Co-Pilot Instruments

286 Gallons of fuel giving an approximate seven hours endurance with a maximum take-off weight of 9300 lbs.


Originally built as a 3NM Navigation Trainer for the Royal Canadian Air Force, this beautiful Beech-18 was returned to SNB-5 configuration during a 2000-01 restoration.  Sold by the  RCAF in the late 70's, it subsequently went through a number of owners but has never been a freighter.  Featured in the May/June 2016 issue of Warbirds Digest (pp 34-41), the 2011 Ghosts Calendar (Nov.) and even the subject of a die-cast model, the airplane has been an OSH favorite for years.  Authentic 1950's USMC paint scheme is complimented by a comfortable six-place leather executive interior featuring a couch, writing table, headphone jacks and power outlets.  It has a 278 gallon fuel capacity and nose and cabin baggage compartments.  Panel includes full co-pilot instruments as well as Garmin 530W, 430W and Aera GPS with XM WX, ADSB in/out and a coupled Century 2000 autopilot

Location: Texas

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Specifications subject to verification upon inspection.

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