Stunning restoration of a 1943 classic
Year of manufacture 1943. US Navy 1943-1946
Converted to crop duster and worked in California until approx 1980.
Restored Black Barn Aviation, Priory Farm, Norfolk, 1999.
Purchased by current owner in 1999.
All log books before 1999 are missing. Hours before 1999 are estimated.
Airframe: 3704.9 hours, 604.1 since restoration.
Engine: Continental W670, 260.9 hours SMOH.
Prop: fixed pitch wood Sensenich, 260.9 hours.
Annual due April 2022.
VHF radio, Trig TY96, 8.33KHz, 10W
Mode S Transponder, Trig TT31
Both instrument panels restored to 1943 spec with US Navy Mk 8 Compass and Mk 5 electric tachometers.
Original sidewall electrical panels, fire extinguisher/intercom panels, removable instrument flying hood, US Navy spec locking tail wheel.
The interior has been restored as close as possible to the way it came out of the factory including interior canvas screens.
Radios are hidden in the documents box between the pilot’s knees.