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Beechcraft designed the Musketeer to compete with other entry-level aircraft, mainly the Cessna 172 and Piper PA-28. The Beechcraft was late to the party when it rolled out in 1963, but it offered a roomier cabin than its rivals, and many buyers considered it a more comfortable, better-built airplane than others in that category.
Over its 20-year production life between 1963 and 1983, the Musketeer morphed into a range of models, including the standard 160 hp Model 23, 165 hp A23, the 150 hp trainer Model 19, and the higher-performance 200 hp A24R Sierra, a retractable version of the same basic airframe. The Sierra was Beechcraft’s answer to the Piper Arrow. The aircraft for sale here, the Super III, combines the retractable model’s extra power with simpler, rugged fixed gear and trailing link struts that can make even fairly rough landings feel smooth.
This 1966 Musketeer has 1,787 hours on the airframe and 334 hours on its 200 hp Lycoming IO-360 engine. The panel includes dual Garmin G5s, Garmin 175 WAAS GPS, dual Garmin 225 VHF comms, Garmin 320 transponder, and 340 audio panel, Skybeacon ADS-B, USB charging ports, and EGT gauge.
Pilots looking for an economical four-seater with a roomy cabin, fixed gear, and extra power should consider this Beechcraft A23-24 Musketeer Super III, which is available for $114,000 on AircraftForSale.
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