The Beechcraft XT-36 (company designation Model 46) was an American twin-engine trainer-transport aircraft project of the early 1950s. Due to a change in requirements, the project was cancelled before any examples of the type were built.
The XT-36 was intended for use in both trainer and transport roles. It utilised a low-wing design, with twin Pratt & Whitney R-2800 radial engines providing power; the design specified a pressurised cabin, capable of carring either an instructor and three students in the training role, or two crewmembers and up to twelve passengers in a transport configuration. Top speed was expected to be around 350 miles per hour (560 km/h) at over 30,000 feet (9,100 m). The aircraft was intended to become a standard United States Air Force type, as well as licensed production being set up by Canadair as the CL-15.
The project was started in 1951, with the rising demand for new aircrew due to the Korean War, Beechcraft was awarded a contract for the construction of the type, and built a new assembly plant for the production line. Orders totaled 193 aircraft; Canadair was contracted for 227 examples. However, in 1953, however, shortly before the first flight of the prototype was to occur, changing priorities resulted in the cancelation of the programme.