Beechcraft N-35 Bonanza

Pima Air and Space Museum Aircraft

Manufacturer
Beechcraft
Markings
Marion Rice Hart, 1980
Designation
N-35
Registration
N9493Y
Serial Number
D-6668

Beechcraft N-35 Bonanza

One of the most popular of the post-World War II single engine private aircraft the Beech Bonanza has maintained its popularity as it approaches its sixth decade of service. First flown in December of 1945 the Bonanza was certified by the CAA in 1947 and was an immediate hit with over 1,000 built in 1947. The Bonanza remained in production through several design variants until 1982 when the 10,403rd and last V-tail was delivered. The N35 variant of the Bonanza was introduced in 1961. It featured a 19-inch cabin extension, more powerful engine, and a higher gross weight. The most noticeable difference from earlier Bonanzas is the larger third window on each side of the fuselage. A total of 280 were built.

Specifications
Wingspan 32 ft 10 in.
Length 25 ft 2 in.
Height 6 ft, 6 in
Weight 3,125 lbs (loaded)
Max. Speed 225 mph
Service Ceiling 19,200 ft
Range 1,215 miles
Engines 1 Continental IO-470-N 260 hp
Crew 1 pilot, 3 passengers