1940 RYAN STM-2

150000 $150,000 USD

  • For Sale
  • 1940
  • RYAN STM-2
  • VH-AWG
  • 459
  • Melbourne AUS
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Possibly The Nicest Ryan STA/STM On The Planet. No Expense Spared On This Restoration.

Avionics / Equipment

Comm radio


50 hrs since complete restoration to concourse standards.

The Ryan ST-M (Sport Trainer-Military)  series was an export military version of the pre-war ST-A sports aircraft, powered by a 150hp Menasco C4S Pirate engine. The ST-Ms were built at Ryan Aeronautical Co’s works at Lindbergh Field, San Diego in Southern California. All Australian examples were STM-2 models, which had been previously delivered to Netherlands Naval Air Force (Marine Luchrvaart Dienst) based in the Netherlands East Indies (now Indonesia). ‘S-23’, S/N 459, VH-AWG is one of those survivors.
Purchased as a project by the current owner in 1995 and trucked to Tyabb, Vic, the STM underwent a 5 year 100 point restoration by Ryan ‘Gurus’ John and Charles Govers with the Menasco being overhauled by antique engine ‘Wiz’ Borg Sorenson.  
S-23 can be operated as a dual control, two-seat trainer, or the front cockpit can be easily fitted with a fairing that converts this majestic classic into a slee

Engines / Mods / Prop

Menasco Pirate C4S-3
50 hrs SMH by Borg Sorenson


Possibly the nicest Ryan STA / STM on the planet. No expense spared on this restoration.
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