Piper Cub L4H A-65-8
David Polidano and Oliver Bennett flew to Germany on Tuesday 14 May, 2013 to examine a Piper L4H ‘project to fly’ which was up for sale. As it was considered to be a worthwhile proposition its purchase followed.
The Piper was loaded onto a truck for forwarding to the Aviation Museum in Malta, adding another aircraft to its growing collection.
This aircraft is currently being restored and can be seen in the Main Exhibition Hangar.
A photo of a similar Piper L4B on board USS Ranger during operation 'Torch'. This was the first operational use for this type of aircraft.
J-3 Cub / L-4 Grasshopper
Trainer / Liaison / Touring Aircraft
The Piper J-3 Cub is a single-engine two-seat light touring aircraft and military trainer and liaison aircraft produced by the US-American manufacturer Piper Aircraft Corporation. The US Army variants were initially designated O-59 and later L-4 Grasshopper, US Navy designation of the J-3 was NE-1
Propulsion - Piston Engine
Engine Model - Continental A-65
Engine Power - 64 hp
Speed - 80 kts/92 mph
Service Ceiling - 3.658 m/12.000 ft
Range - 402 km/217 NM/250 mi.
Empty Weight - 290 kg/640 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight - 499 kg/1.100 lbs
Wing Span - 10,73 m/35,2 ft
Wing Area - 16,6 m²/179 ft²
Length - 6,78 m/22,2 ft
Height - 2,03 m/6,7 ft
First Flight - 09/1930
Production Status - out of production
Production Range - 1938-1947
Total Production - 19828
Developed fromTaylor J-2 Cub
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