C-45 Expeditor (multiple)

RAF Expeditor 1321

I photographed the Historic Flight Foundation’s RC-45J (Beech Model 18) at Paine Field in 2012. The Commemorative Air Force’s C-45 Expeditor “Bucket of Bolts” was at Boeing Field in 2014 in conjunction with the CAF’s B-29 Fifi. In addition to Navy and Army examples of the UC-45J at the Pima Air&Space Museum, other Beechcraft Model 18 variants in their impressive collection were an AT-11 Kansan and an AT-7 Navigator. It is interesting that some of the Expeditors run a two-bladed prop and others have three-bladed props.

RC-45J 29585; Paine Field 2012

C-45 Expeditor “689”; Champaign Air Museum 2018

TC-45J 89468; Chino PoF 2018

C-45 KJ508 (Beech 18S) “Bucket of Bolts”; Boeing Field 2014

Beech SNB-5 (C-45J) 44-588; March AFB 2018

C-45H 51-11892; Paine Field 2016

Arlington Fly-In 2018

Olympic Flight Museum 2018

UC-45J 39213; Pima Air&Space Museum 2017

UC-45J 29646; Pima Air&Space Museum 2017

C-45H Grimes lighting testbed; Grimes Field 2018