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Beechcraft D175 Staggerwing

Beechcraft D175 Staggerwing

The Story

Introduced in 1933. Originally designed for executive business travel. The upper wing is staggered behind the lower wing creating the instantly identifiable feature. It has a fabric covered fuselage, over a welded steel tubular frame. Each staggerwing was custom built by hand.

It proved popular as an air racer and lay claim to the following achievements:-

  • Won the 1933 Texaco Trophy race.
  • A British diplomat flew around the world in 1935 ( a total of 21,332mls)
  • Winner of the 1936 Bendix Trophy
  • Attained the Women’s speed record, 1932. (203 at a record altitude of over 30,000ft)
  • Named by ‘Plane & Pilot’ (March 2003) magazine as one of the ALL TIME Top 10 favourite aircraft.
  • AOPA Pilot magazine (April 2007) members voted the Staggerwing as, ‘the most beautiful airplane’.

Tech Spec:

  • Max Speed: 212 mph
  • Cruise Speed: 202 mph
  • Range: 670 mls
  • Ceiling: 25,000ft
  • Wingspan: 32ft
  • Length: 26ft 10"

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