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Rhodes Berry, California conversion


Possibly the ugliest of all Invader conversions, the Rhodes Berry Silver 60 was built at Whiteman Airpark in the San Fernando Valley of southern California during the late 1950s. The fuselage was completely redone resulting in a swollen unit that could accommodate up to 16 passengers. Also, because of the deeper fuselage, the nose gear could now retract straight back without first swiveling as on stock Invaders. The first Silver 60 flew on 25 June 1960 with the registration N5510V. Some sources state another example was built but finding photographic evidence has up untill now has been dificult.

Silver Sixty - 1960, fuselage revised for up to 16 passengers.