Beech / Beechcraft 17 Staggerwing

Touring / Corporate / Liaison Biplane

Beech D17S Staggerwing N69H 4896 © Karsten Palt
Photo ©: Karsten Palt
The Beechcraft Model 17 Staggerwing is a single-engine five-seat light touring and corporate travel biplane aircraft produced by the US-American manufacturer Beech Aircraft Corporation. The Staggerwing was also used as a liaison aircraft during world war II.
Crew1
Passengers4
Propulsion1 Radial Engine
Engine ModelPratt & Whitney R-985-AN-4 Wasp Junior
Engine Power336 kW450 hp
max. Cruise Speed339 km/h183 kts
  211 mph
max. Speed (vne)387 km/h209 kts
  241 mph
Service Ceiling7.620 m25.000 ft
Rate of climb457 m/min1500 ft/min
Range1.078 km582 NM
670 mi.
Empty Weight1.270 kg2.800 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight1.928 kg4.250 lbs
Wing Span9,75 m31 ft 12 in
Wing Area27,6 m²297 ft²
Length8,15 m26 ft 9 in
Height2,44 m8 ft 0 in
First Flight11/1932
Production Statusout of production
Total Production785
ICAO CodeBE17
FAA TCDSA-649, TC560, TC579,
Data for (Version)Beech G17S
VariantsB17, C17, D17, E17, F17, G17, UC-43, GB-1, GB-2, Traveller I

[Photo-ID: 10128] © Karsten Palt 2014-05-28
Beech C17L Staggerwing, , NC15840, c/n 93,© Karsten Palt, 2014Beech
C17L Staggerwing
Reg.: NC15840
c/n: 93
 
National Air and Space Museum [Washington, DC]
[Photo-ID: 6352] © Karsten Palt 2012-06-12
Beech D17S / UC-43B Traveler, , N51746, c/n 4890,© Karsten Palt, 2012Beech
D17S / UC-43B Traveler
Reg.: N51746
c/n: 4890
 
displayed as UC-43B used by the American Embassy London, ex USAAF 43-10842
Yanks Air Museum [Chino, CA]
[Photo-ID: 13078] © Karsten Palt 2016-07-10
Beech D17S Staggerwing, , G-BRVE, c/n 6701,© Karsten Palt, 2016Beech
D17S Staggerwing
Reg.: G-BRVE
c/n: 6701
 
Imperial War Museum [Duxford Aerodrome (EGSU / QFO)]
[Photo-ID: 457] © Karsten Palt 2007-08-18
Beech D17S Staggerwing, , N69H, c/n 4896,© Karsten Palt, 2007Beech
D17S Staggerwing
Reg.: N69H
c/n: 4896
 
Flugplatzfest Bielefeld 2007 [Bielefeld (EDLI / BFE)]
[Photo-ID: 610] © Karsten Palt 2007-09-08
Beech D17S Staggerwing, , N69H, c/n 4896,© Karsten Palt, 2007Beech
D17S Staggerwing
Reg.: N69H
c/n: 4896
 
Oldtimer-Fliegertreffen 2007 [Kirchheim unter Teck - Hahnweide (EDST)]
[Photo-ID: 2140] © Karsten Palt 2009-05-10
Beech D17S Staggerwing, , N69H, c/n 4896,© Karsten Palt, 2009Beech
D17S Staggerwing
Reg.: N69H
c/n: 4896
 
Flugtag Bremen 2009 [Bremen (EDDW / BRE)]
[Photo-ID: 2726] © Karsten Palt 2009-09-05
Beech D17S Staggerwing, , N69H, c/n 4896,© Karsten Palt, 2009Beech
D17S Staggerwing
Reg.: N69H
c/n: 4896
 
Oldtimer-Fliegertreffen 2009 [Kirchheim unter Teck - Hahnweide (EDST)]
[Photo-ID: 7281] © Karsten Palt 2013-09-06
Beech D17S Staggerwing, , N69H, c/n 4896,© Karsten Palt, 2013Beech
D17S Staggerwing
Reg.: N69H
c/n: 4896
 
Oldtimer-Fliegertreffen 2013 [Kirchheim unter Teck - Hahnweide (EDST)]
[Photo-ID: 7705] © Karsten Palt 2013-08-10
Beech D17S Staggerwing, , N69H, c/n 4896,© Karsten Palt, 2013Beech
D17S Staggerwing
Reg.: N69H
c/n: 4896
 
Flugtage Bautzen 2013 [Bautzen (EDAB)]
[Photo-ID: 2344] © Karsten Palt 2009-06-19
Beech D17S Staggerwing / YC-43, , N295BS, c/n 295,© Karsten Palt, 2009Beech
D17S Staggerwing / YC-43
Reg.: N295BS
c/n: 295
 
Luchtmachtdagen 2009 [Volkel (EHVK / UDE)]
[Photo-ID: 2345] © Karsten Palt 2009-06-19
Beech D17S Staggerwing / YC-43, , N295BS, c/n 295,© Karsten Palt, 2009Beech
D17S Staggerwing / YC-43
Reg.: N295BS
c/n: 295
 
Luchtmachtdagen 2009 [Volkel (EHVK / UDE)]
[Photo-ID: 3107] © Hartmut Ehlers 2010-01-17
Beech UC-43 (D17S Staggerwing), Brazilian Air Force / Forca Aerea Brasileira (FAB), 2778, c/n 6691,© Hartmut Ehlers, 2010Beech
UC-43 (D17S Staggerwing)
Brazilian Air Force / Forca Aerea Brasileira (FAB)
Reg.: 2778
c/n: 6691
 
Brazilian type designator is UC 43. Acquired 1944, in use until 1964.
Museu Aéroespacial (MUSAL), Campo dos Afonsos [Base Aerea dos Afonsos - BAAF (SBAF)]
[Photo-ID: 5356] © Karsten Palt 2012-01-11
Beech UC-43 Traveler, United States Army Air Forces (USAAF), 44-76068, c/n 6913,© Karsten Palt, 2012Beech
UC-43 Traveler
United States Army Air Forces (USAAF)
Reg.: 44-76068
c/n: 6913
 
National Museum of the United States Air Force [Dayton, Ohio / USA (Wright-Patterson AFB)]