Ethan Williams recreates a frequent US airshow display aircraft in 'quarter scale' via ICM’s recent Beechcraft C18S boxing.
Beechcraft’s Model 18 was developed in the late interwar period as a passenger aircraft comparable to Lockheed’s Electra family. Upon the USA's entry in the Second World War, the type was designated the C-45 Expeditor and AT-7 Navigator in USAAF service, being used for transport or navigation and multi-engine training, depending on the variant. Matt Younkin’s display history started with his father, who was famous on the American airshow circuit, performing aerobatics in his own AT-6 Harvard, Beech 18, Pitts Samson and American Champion Super Decathlon. After his father’s passing, Matt acquired a new Beech C18S (ex-AT-7C) registered N9109R and painted it in the distinct Younkin black and red livery featuring a striking ‘batwing’ design.