National Airlines System Stinson U
Tri-Motor NC432M (c/n 9000)
views of the same aircraft. The above shot is more authentic (or,
shall we say, a little less
up). NC432M was actually the prototype of the Stinson
U. This model was an enhance-
ment of the earlier
Stinson SM-6000-B, commonly known as the Stinson Model T Tri-motor.
The model U was a
newer, faster, larger edition and was initially operated by Century and
Airlines. With the acquition of several of these larger
airliners, National extended service
Beach south to Miami. They were later to relocate their
headquaters to Jacksonville.