Microsoft Flight Simulator Adds 'Cadillac of the Sky', the Beechcraft Model 17 Staggerwing, as New DLC

Microsoft Flight Simulator Adds 'Cadillac of the Sky', the Beechcraft Model 17 Staggerwing, as New DLC

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Richard Walker

Microsoft Flight Simulator has received the first plane in a new DLC series dubbed ‘Famous Flyers’, celebrating a “Golden Era of Aviation”, with aircraft famed for “bold and elegant design”. You can get the Beechcraft Model 17 Staggerwing in Microsoft Flight Simulator now.

A plane that originally served executives, the Staggerwing was soon used for civilian purposes and military applications during World War II, taking its first flight in 1932, with a total of 785 made between 1933 and 1945. “The Model 17 features a cockpit sleekly blended with the fuselage between its two wings, a standard undercarriage, and a traditional tail unit. It measures 26 feet, 10 inches in length, has a wingspan of 32 feet, and has seating for up to four, including the pilot," the description of the Staggerwing on Xbox Wire reads.

“It is powered by a single Pratt & Whitney R-985-AN-1 9-cylinder Wasp Junior radial engine that produces up to 450 horsepower,” the description contiues. “The Model 17 boasts a top speed of 240 miles per hour, cruises at 210 mph, and has a range of 670 miles. The aircraft climbs an impressive 1,500 feet per minute and reaches a service ceiling of 25,000 feet above sea level.”

You can pick up the Beechcraft Model 17 Staggerwing from the Microsoft Flight Simulator in-game marketplace now for $14.99, with an Xbox, and Aviator's Club version also available. Microsoft Flight Simulator is out for Xbox Series X|S, Windows PC, Steam, and playable on Xbox One and mobile devices via Xbox Cloud Gaming.

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