Beechcraft SD17S Staggerwing Floatplane

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  1. ccheese

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    Does anyone have any good info on the REAL Beechcraft SD17S Staggerwing Floatplane ? It appears is was used by the U.S. Army Air Corps either just before or just after WW-II. I know there are models out there, I'm interested in the real one.

    Charles
     
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    D17S, SD17S 1937 (ATC 649) = 4pCB rg; 450hp P&W R-985 Wasp; span: 32'0" length: 25'11" load: 1680# v: 212/202/55 range: 800. $18,870; POP: about 50, of which 13 to USAAF as UC-43/UC-43B, 11 to USN as GB-1. SD17S was floatplane. The last D17S [NC34R] became prototype for G17S

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    Have some 'walkaround' shots if you're interested Charles.
     
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    I'd love to see them if you'd be so kind!
     
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    Please, please, post them.

    And, thanks Joe...

    Charles
     
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