Mastercraft Collection: A-36 Bonanza..
Wingspan: 12 inches
Length: 9.9 inches
The A-36 Bonanza was introduced by the Beech Aircraft Corporation in 1947. It is a general aviation aircraft still in production by Hawker Beechcraft. During the Vietnam War, the US Air Force converted the A-36 Bonanza into the QU-22, which was an electronic monitoring signal relay aircraft dubbed the “Pave Eagle.” The QU-22 was intended for use as unmanned drones with the mission of monitoring sensors along the Ho Chi Minh Trail in Laos and reporting troop and supply movements. The A-36 Bonanza is powered by normally-aspirated Teledyne-Continental engine, boasting a range of 930 nautical miles and 300 HP. Being a civil utility aircraft, it features smooth handling and the quality of a commercial airliner, making it the touring aircraft of choice for many travelers.
This handcrafted model is painted in the same paint scheme as the original and is painstakingly built from Philippine mahogany by our skilled craftsmen. Perfect as a gift for any aviation enthusiast and history buff!