Bellanca CH-400 Skyrocket: Men and their Toys (XII).

Famous film actor and Oscar winner Wallace Beery and one of his favourite aircraft. Beery held a transport pilot license and he was also a Lieutenant Commander in the US. Navy Reserve.
The six-seat  Skyrocket was, with the CH-200 and -300,  just another descendant of the seminal Bellanca WB-2. The CH-400 main characteristic was its iconic 420-450hp Pratt & Whitney Wasp radial engine; the -200 and 300 used Wrights, .. usually.

Bellanca’s airfoil shapes struts, Townend Ring, Hamilton-Standard prop and the Wasp. A jewel.


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