The Beechcraft C45 Series is a variant of the Beechcraft Model 18. The twin-engined, low-wing, 6 to 11 seat, conventional-gear Beechcraft Model 18 or "Twin Beech" was manufactured by the Beech Aircraft Corporation. The Twin Beech has the capacity for two pilots and six passengers. The empty weight is 6175 lb (2800 kg) and the maximum takeoff weight is 8727 lb (3959 kg). The maximum speed is 195 knots (225 mph, 360 km/h) and the rate of climb is 1850 ft/min (9.4 m/s).