The Beech G17S was the post WW
II Staggerwing. Only 20 were built since it
difficult for a biplane, no matter how slick, to compete with the
svelte products coming
out of Wichita,
including Beech's own
terminated in 1948.
aircraft spotter, the
main discernable difference
between the post war 17
and the earlier versions lies in the
The G17S had solid door
covers whilst the D17S had the two strutted
arrangement. My photograph was taken
Fullerton Municipal Airport in Southern California in 1962.
Seen below is a Beech
Aircraft Corp photograph of the prototype G17S NC21934.
This aircraft was actually
D17S built (c/n 424)
and had been retained by the company as a demonstrator.
was then modified up to 'G' standard in 1946.