Beech V35 A-B TC Bonanza

The Beech Bonanza V35 A-B TC was manufactured from 1966 until 1970. Various serial numbers are factory turbos with TSIO-520-D Continental engines.

Beech Aircraft had long been familiar with the advantages of turbocharging, therefore, in the 1966 model year the company offered the Bonanza V35TC at a base price of $37,750.

As expected, performance increased significantly, with a maximum speed of 250 mph at 19,000 feet compared with 210 mph for the naturally-aspirated Model V35. Production of the V35TC continued into the 1967 model year, and 79 were built before production changed to the V35A-TC, of which 49 were manufactured during the 1968-1969 model years. The last turbocharged version of the V-tail Bonanza was produced in 1970. It cost $45,250. As a result, only seven were built and none were produced during 1971.

In summary, the V35 is a single-engine, piston turbo-charged aircraft configured as a cantilever low-wing aircraft with a V-tail. Distinguishing features are: retractable landing gear,  variable pitch propeller. Model V35 A-B TC Bonanza seats up to 6 passengers and 1 pilot.




Exterior Dimensions

Wing span: 33 ft 6 in
Length: 26 ft 5 in
Height: 7 ft 7 in


Max TO weight: 3,400 lb
Empty Weight:  2,000 lbs
Maximum Payload: 1,400
Fuel capacity: 50 U.S. gallons (44 usable) optional 80 gallons (74 usable)


Manufacturer: Continental Motors
Model: TSIO-520-D
Horsepower: 285 hp
Overhaul (HT): 1400hr TBO or 12 years

Standard Avionics

Digital Nav/Coms
2-axis autopilot
ADS-B In/Out



Horsepower: 285.00 Gross Weight: 3,400
Top Speed: 217 Empty Weight: 2,027
Cruise Speed: 200 Fuel Capacity: 50
Stall Speed (dirty): 55 Range: 600
Rate of Climb: 1,225 Rate of Climb (One Engine):
Service Ceiling: 29,500 Ceiling (One Engine):
Takeoff Landing
Ground Roll: 950 Ground Roll 647
Takeoff Roll Over 50 ft: 1,320 Landing Roll Over 50 ft: 1,177






Beech V35TC Bonanza (1966-1970)

Beech developed the turbocharged Model V35TC in 1966 when turbo charging and high altitude flying were becoming more commonplace for general aviation airplanes. Using the Continental 285 hp TSIO-520-D, the V35TC could maintain full rated power up to an altitude of 19,000 ft where it had a maximum speed of 200 kias. Normal gear-down speed went from 165 to 175 MPH.

79 V35TC were produced in 1966-1967. Oxygen system and electro-thermal propeller deice were two popular options for the Model V35TC Bonanza.

V35TC Turbo Bonanzas are standard V35s modified during production with the TSIO-520D engine under an STC. See serial number list below from American Bonanza Society.

D-8036 D-8190 D-8274 D-8385 D-8496
D-8048 D-8194 D-8279 D-8393 D-8500
D-8057 D-8199 D-8286 D-8400 D-8505
D-8064 D-8205 D-8294 D-8407 D-8509
D-8072 D-8210 D-8300 D-8419 D-8514
D-8075 D-8217 D-8307 D-8427 D-8518
D-8090 D-8225 D-8316 D-8432 D-8526
D-8127 D-8229 D-8323 D-8438 D-8530
D-8133 D-8234 D-8328 D-8447 D-8533
D-8140 D-8239 D-8336 D-8456 D-8540
D-8146 D-8242 D-8346 D-8465 D-8552
D-8153 D-8245 D-8353 D-8470 D-8560
D-8176 D-8240 D-8359 D-8475 D-8567
D-8181 D-8255 D-8366 D-8481 D-8577
D-8184 D-8264 D-8373 D-8485 D-8596
D-8188 D-8267 D-8379 D-8490

Beech V35ATC Bonanza (1968-1969) 

For 1968-1969 model years, the Model V35A-TC incorporated the “Speed-Sweep” windshield and other improvements found on the naturally-aspirated Model V35A. A total of 46 Model V35A-TC was built.

Three gear down annunciator lights were standard, Baron-type fuel gauges were installed and Hartwell quick-release cowling latches were employed. Powered by a 285 hp TSIO-520-D powerplant, The V35B-TC`s maximum speed was at with a cruise speed of 200 kias, full throttle/2500 rpm.

V35A-TC Turbo Bonanzas are standard V35As modified during production with the TSIO-520D engine under an STC. See list below from the American Bonanza Society.

D-8606 D-8705 D-8829 D-8901 D-8992
D-8615 D-8715 D-8835 D-8911 D-8001
D-8625 D-8730 D-8842 D-8921 D-8008
D-8628 D-8744 D-8849 D-8930 D-8019
D-8638 D-8763 D-8855 D-8940 D-8027
D-8652 D-8777 D-8861 D-8951 D-8039
D-8662 D-8790 D-8868 D-8961 D-8048
D-8673 D-8810 D-8875 D-8973 D-8055
D-8681 D-8823 D-8887 D-8982 D-8063

Beech V35BTC Bonanza (1970) Serial Number D-9069 through D-10403

The last turbocharged Beechcraft Bonanza until the Model A36TC of 1979 was the 1970 Model V35B-TC. Only seven were produced. Only minor changes were implemented, including three gears down annunciator lights, anti-slosh fuel bladder ceils and new interior styling. Model V35B-TC was not produced in 1971.

The big safety improvement on the V35Bs was the addition of anti-slosh fuel cells to prevent inadvertent unporting during slips, skids and turning takeoffs, a shortcoming that had caused mishaps. Some models carry placards advising of minimum takeoff fuel, but many have anti-slosh baffles to address this.

V35B-TC Turbo Bonanzas are standard V35Bs modified during production with the TSIO-520D engine under an STC. See list below from American Bonanza Society.

D-9070 D-9078 D-9088 D-9107 D-9131
D-9154 D-9180


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