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I'm trying to find the cruise altitude of the Beechcraft Model 18 (S, Super H18 or any variant), or the range of altitude for such aircraft.

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The maximum altitude of a Beech 18 is about 20,000 feet (at 20,500 feet), but you can expect most Beech 18s to fly at around 7,000-9,000 feet.

Source: https://www.planeandpilotmag.com/article/beech-model-18/#.XpSqwshKiM8

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    $\begingroup$ As I remember, Beech 18s are unpressurized. As such, I doubt you'd often find them in cruise at altitudes requiring the crew and passengers to be sucking oxygen. Are there pressurized variants of the Beech 18? $\endgroup$ – Terry Apr 13 '20 at 20:56
  • $\begingroup$ @Terry You could technically manually install pressurization, but I don't know if Beech offers it. But there are actually plenty of Beech aircraft used for skydiving, which results in them giving oxygen to the passengers. But, you are partly right, maybe not 18,000. $\endgroup$ – Air Canada 001 Apr 14 '20 at 14:33
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    $\begingroup$ @Terry welcome back! $\endgroup$ – FreeMan Apr 14 '20 at 15:10
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    $\begingroup$ @aircanada001 pressurization would require a complete structural redesign of at least the fuselage. This would drive recertification of the aircraft, which would be impossible since it doesn't meet modern design standards. If you pushed through all that what you'd end up with would no longer be a Beech 18. $\endgroup$ – pericynthion Apr 15 '20 at 16:38
  • $\begingroup$ okay then @pericynthion $\endgroup$ – Air Canada 001 Apr 17 '20 at 0:57

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