This airplane paper model is a Moony M20J, designed by im. Mooney hired Roy LoPresti to undertake an aerodynamic cleanup of the M20F, resulting in the 1977 model year debut of the M20J. The M20J was marketed under the name Mooney 201 because of its 201 mph (323 km/h) top speed in level flight. The M20J first flew in September, 1976 and was type certified on 27 September 1976. It is equipped with the with the 200 hp (150 kW) IO-360-A1B6D, -A3B6D or -A3B6 engine.
The Mooney M20 is a family of piston-powered, propeller-driven general aviation aircraft, all featuring a low-wing and tricycle gear, manufactured by the Mooney Airplane Company.
The "M20" was the twentieth design from Al Mooney, and his most successful. The M20 series was produced in many variations over the last 50 years, from the wooden wing M20 and M20A models of the 1950s, to the M20TN Acclaim that debuted in the 21st century.
On 5 November 2008 the company announced that it was halting all production as a result of the late-2000s recession. As of October 2011 production has not resumed.