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.
Design and development 
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.
- Military designation for Beech Model 46 trainer for the USAF; prototype completed but not flown.
- Licensed production by Canadair.
Specifications (estimated) 
Data from The Beechcraft T-36
- Maximum speed: 350 mph (563 km/h; 304 kn)
- Cruise speed: 300 mph (261 kn; 483 km/h)
- Range: 650 mi (565 nmi; 1,046 km)
- Service ceiling: 34,000 ft (10,363 m)
See also 
- Aircraft of comparable role, configuration and era
- Related lists