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Beech Model 17 Staggerwing

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The Model 17 first flew in 1932 and was able to reach 200 mph (322 km/h).  The backward stagger of its upper wing both provided the pilot with a good field of view and good stability.

When the U. S. Army Air Corp required a new fast transport, the excellent performance of the Model 17 lead to its procurement in 1939.  The Staggerwing was given the designation UC-43 and named the "Traveler".

Specifications (Model G17S)





Type: Transport
Engine: one 450 hp (336 kW) Pratt & Whitney R-985-AN-4 Wasp Junior
Model 17: Company designation
UC-43: U.S. Army Transport "Traveler"
JB-1: U.S. Navy Utility
GB-1: U.S. Navy Transport/Single Engine

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