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Aeronca L-16 Grasshopper

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L-3B

The L-16 was the last variant of the series being powered by a Continental O-205 replacing the O-170 of the O-58/L-3 models. Used extensively in all theaters during WW2, this liaison/observation a/c was a derivative of the civilian Model 65 that became the 7BC Champion after the war. A total of 1430 a/c of all models were manufactured before production ended in 1994

General:

Type: Liaison

Crew: 1

Seating: 2

First Flight: 1941

Specifications

 

Propulsion

 

Performance

 

Length:

Height:

Wingspan:

Empty Weight:

Gross Weight:

21' 0"

7' 8"

35' 0"

835 lbs.

1300 lbs.

No. Engines:

Horsepower:

Powerplant:

1

90 hp 

Continental O-205-1

Range:

Speed (max):

Speed (cruise):

Climb:

Ceiling:

200 miles

87 mph

-  mph

-  ft/sec

-  ft

Armament:

None

       

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