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Stearman M-2 Speedmail

Walter Varney had pioneered an airmail route in the Northwest in the late 1920s that many said was unflyable, but he had made it profitable. In fact, his sturdy and reliable Stearman C-3 aircraft were soon struggling to keep up with the volume. Varney thought a solution to this problem [...]

By | February 7th, 2012|Flying-Wire|Comments Off on Stearman M-2 Speedmail

Stearman Model 4

“The Model 4 was the best airplane I ever designed!” declared Lloyd Stearman proudly. Forty of these aircraft were manufactured during the period 1929-1931 and perhaps a dozen or so remain. Juptner has this to say about the Model 4: “… the handsomest plane that Stearman ever built…with the N.A.C.A. [...]

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