About This File
FSX U.S. Army UC-43. This is SimTech's Beech Model 17, modified for Flight Simulator X. One of the most distinctive U.S. Army Air Forces aircraft was the UC-43 Traveler, a light transport biplane with negative or backward staggered wings. In June 1939 Beech delivered three examples of its popular commercial Model 17 Staggerwing aircraft for evaluation under the designation of YC-43. These were later assigned to the U.S. air attaches at the American Embassies in London, Paris and Rome. Early in WWII the need for a compact executive-type transport or courier aircraft became apparent, and in 1942 the Army ordered the first of 270 Model 17s for service in this country and overseas as the UC-43. This aircraft has a 2D and 3D panel, working main and cargo doors with cowl panel animation operating. Also included are pictures and history of the original aircraft. Textures and FSX updates by Mark Rooks of RSDG Aircraft.