Commonwalth Aircraft Inc of
Kansas City, Kansas, bought out the Rearwin Aircraft &
Engine Co in 1943.
Many folks still call the above aircraft a 'Rearwin', but strictly
it is, in fact, a
'Commonwealth'. 275 Skyrangers were
built in 1946 before increased
costs and dubious market share put the company out
of business. Power was supplied by
the reliable Continental C-85-12 engine.
Note fixed leading edge slats. This shot was
taken at the old Meadowlark Field in Westminster,
Southern California, in 1963 (now Little
Vietnam). This aircraft is, I believe, still in existence (in