On Display – Under Restoration
The design and the first test flight of the V-tail Bonanza began in 1945, making it one of the first high-performance small civilian aircraft.The manufacture of the V-tail Bonanza did not go into production until 1947. The design has proven so reliable that its successors are still in production today, although the air frame has undergone many modifications over the years. The most noticeable change was elimination of the distinctive V-tail. This 1947 B-35 is an early model that was flown to the Kansas Aviation Museum from Westport Airport in West Wichita.
1× Continental E-185-8, 196 hp (153 kW)
Span 32 ft. 10 in.
Length 25 ft. 2 in.
Height 14 ft. 6 in.