Chino Airshow 2006
Beech Staggerwing

1935 Beech B17R Staggerwing (NC14413). When the co-founder of Travel Air left the company to pursue his own designs, Walter Beech designed this as his first design under his new company, Beechcraft.The first Model 17 Staggerwing flew in 1932 and did not generate a lot of interest at the time. Later redesign work led to retractable landing gear and other features for an executive aircraft. The D17S version also saw service with the USAAF as the UC-43. They were also flown by the RAF, British Fleet Air Arm (FAA) and the Royal New Zealand Air Force.

Chino Airshow, 2006 Index


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