The work on the Bristol Brigand is on halt for the time being, and I’ve moved on to another project: the classic and elegant Beechcraft Model 17 Staggerwing. Although profile views do not pay proper tribute to this superb aircraft, it was still a very interesting project to work on !
The Staggerwing made its maiden flight in 1932 and was built until 1949.
The first profile is of D17S c/n 6687, which began its career in the Royal Air Force and Royal Navy. In 2014, it was painted in its wartime colours and regained its original serial FT466. Its current registration is N16S.
The second profile depicts a more “classic” Staggerwing paint scheme: D17S c/n 6701, registered G-BRVE.