Beechcraft 17 Staggerwing

“The Lear jet of the 1930s” describes the Art Deco design of the Staggerwing which was advanced for its time.  Smart design, luxury fittings and retractable landing gear, Staggerwings arrived in Australia from America in the 1930s.

Australia’s first C17B model was registered VH-UXP.  It had been in service with the RAF and General Douglas MacArthur’s American division based within Australia during WWII.

After many years of private use it was brought to New Zealand for a ‘ground-up’ restoration.

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