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Munroe Staggerwing
 This airplane was built under a USAAF contract as Beech c/n 6914, and assigned AAF serial 44-76069. It was reallocated to the U.S. Navy as a GB-2 model with U.S. Navy BuNo 23737 and delivered to Station Operations Naval Air Station Seattle, WA on May 20, 1944. Subsequently stationed at NAS Pasco, WA and NAS Tillamook, OR, it was stricken from the Navy on July 31, 1946.

It was sold to a U. S. civilian as D17S NC67737 and was registered in Canada as CF-GLL in 1951. Based in Vancouver and Calgary until May 1975 when purchased by Jack H. Munroe of Brighton, CO and registered as N35JM.

Jack notes that “my interest in airplanes started in the mid-twenties with model-building. Then Lindbergh came to Denver and that was that. I was a kid with a bike and there were three airports within range of our house.” Jack completed an extensive restoration of N35JM with the first flight occurring in 1982. In the October of 2003 Jack donated his D17S to the Staggerwing Museum where he has been a trustee of the Foundation since 1981.
 
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Model: D17S
c/n: 6914, mfg. May 20, 1944
Number Built: 68 civilian & 412 military
Gross Weight (lbs): 4,250
Empty Weight (lbs): 2.540
Wingspan (ft): 32'
Length (ft): 26' 10.6"
Engine: Pratt & Whitney R-985" Wasp Jr"

Model D17S Specifications

Type Certificate: A-649, issued July 16, 1937
Registration: NC20753
Selling Price: $20,898.00 ( in 1940)
Cruise Speed (mph): 202
Landing Speed (mph): 50
Fuel-STD/OPT (gals): 100/174
Range (mi): 670
Output (hp): 450
 



 
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