A close-up of what I consider the ugliest Beechcraft ever designed and perhaps even the ugliest modern airliner. Quite a number of aerodynamic were added to make it fly right. The 1900 has no lessd than two horizontal tails, one in the T-tail, the second at the end of the fuselage under the vertical tail.Vertical tailets were added to the horizontal stabilizer of the T-tail.. Under the rear of the fuselage we note two long stabilons. The 1900 prototype made its first flight on 3 September 1982. Despite its looks it proved popular with a large number of operators. A total of 938 1900's were built until production ceased in 2005.
The government of Algeria operates no less than 12 Beech 1900D's, of which two bear foreign civilian registrations (Angolan and the US). This image shows Raytheon Beech 1900D c/n UE384 N800CA, operated by the Algerian government, at Lelystad airport in The Netherlands (EHLE) on 20 April 2013. The aircraft was manufactured in 1999 and was delivered on 24 August 2000.
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