Beech Model 17 "Staggerwing", Red w/ Black Trim Airplane Model Toy. Mahogany Wood Model Aircraft Scale: 1/26.The Beechcraft Model 17 Staggerwing is an American biplane with an atypical negative stagger (the lower wing is further forward than the upper wing), that first flew in 1932. At the height of the Great Depression, aircraft executive Walter H. Beech and airplane designer T. A. "Ted" Wells joined forces to collaborate on a project many considered foolhardy ? a large, powerful, and fast biplane built specifically for the business executive. The Beechcraft Model 17, popularly known as the "Staggerwing" was first flown on November 4, 1932, setting the standard for private passenger airplanes for many years to come. It was considered, during its time, to be the premier executive aircraft flying, much as the Gulfstream executive jets are considered in contemporary times. The Model 17's unusual negative stagger wing configuration (the upper wing staggered behind the lower) and unique shape maximized pilot visibility while minimizing the tendency to stall.
Beech Model 17 "Staggerwing", Red w/ Black Trim . Model Airplane's Length: 13"
Model Plane's Wingspan: 15 1/2"
Wood Model Plane Scale is 1/26
This fine quality display model airplane includes a decorative desk stand.
Hand Crafted Mahogany wood. Made in the US and shipped from the US using UPS Ground. Please allow 7 business days to arrive.