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I have this plane on an art glass print in my home. A lot of people ask what the plane is and I have been unable to identify it. Any ideas?

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It appears to be a Spartan 7W Executive.

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    $\begingroup$ I think the risk of Wikipedia vanishing is pretty low risk. What would be useful here would be a list of the key features (eg. two blade prop, gear configuration, cabin structure, exhaust ports, etc) that might have informed this conclusion. $\endgroup$ Commented Nov 8, 2018 at 0:59
  • $\begingroup$ Yes, it is unmistakingly a Spartan Executive. $\endgroup$ Commented Nov 8, 2018 at 3:01
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As posted above, it is a Spartan Executive - the ultimate luxury airplane for the discerning private aviator in the late 1930s. They were a good size and very fast - the Gulfstream of their day, and as aspirational as a Lamborghini is to today's kids. Quite a few are still flying, and I have seen several. Here is a decent air-air photo of one, showing off its lines. Spartan Executive in flight

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  • $\begingroup$ It is considered good form to cite the source of posted photos. Would you please add a link? $\endgroup$
    – Stu Smith
    Commented Nov 28, 2022 at 5:01
  • $\begingroup$ No original link available, sorry, it came from a recovered hard drive stripped of info, and is probably old enough to predate the internet archive. $\endgroup$ Commented Nov 29, 2022 at 9:40

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