Beechcraft D17S 'Staggerwing' was built in 1943 under a government contract, and was designated a GB-2. Since October 1983, owned by Arnie and Virginia Widmer of Oakes ND. On display at the ND Centennial Air Show, Saturday 8/19/1989. Photo by Bob Nelson. I tried to rescue this photo in Photoshop as it was a double exposure.
The plane has a range of 1,400 miles. Its maximum speed is 240 miles an hour; maximum cruising speed is 211 miles an hour at 10,000 feet. Initial climb of the aircraft is 1,400 feet per minute.
Its capacity is four passengers, plus pilot. Gross weight of the aircraft is 4,250 pounds, with fuel capacity 121 gallons.