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Rearwin Speedster

By Wikipedia,
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Role Sport aircraft
National origin United States
Manufacturer Rearwin
First flight 1935
Number built ca 14

The Rearwin Speedster was a sport aircraft produced in the United States in the 1930s. It was a high-wing strut-braced monoplane of conventional design with an enclosed cabin and fixed, tailskid undercarriage. Developed during the Great Depression, work was suspended between 1934 and 1937. By the time it was resumed, the ACE Cirrus engine that had powered the two prototypes was out of production, and Speedsters produced in series had Menasco C-4 engines.


  • Speedster 6000 - prototypes with ACE Cirrus engines (2 built)
  • Speedster 6000M - production version with Menasco C-4 engine (ca 12 built)

Specifications (6000M)

Data from "Rearwin Speedster"

General characteristics

  • Crew: One pilot
  • Capacity: 1 passenger
  • Length: 22 ft 2 in (6.76 m)
  • Wingspan: 32 ft 0 in (9.75 m)
  • Height: 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
  • Empty weight: 1,052 lb (478 kg)
  • Gross weight: 1,668 lb (758 kg)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Menasco C-4, 125 hp (93 kW)


  • Maximum speed: 166 mph (266 km/h)
  • Range: 600 miles (960 km)
  • Rate of climb: 750 ft/min (3.8 m/s)

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Published in July 2009.

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