Originally designated the O-57A, the L-2 was one of several liason aircraft named "Grasshopper" by the USAAC. Over a thousand examples of the L-2 were produced, serving a variety of liason roles.
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can be found at Wikipedia
(updated February 2009)
Taylorcraft L-2 Grasshopper
Type: two-seat liason aircraft/training glider Crew: 2 Armament: none Specifications: Length: 22' 9" (6.93 m) Height: 8' 0" (2.44 m) Wingspan: 35' 5" (10.79 m) Wing area: 181 sq. ft (16.81 sq. m) Empty Weight: 875 lb (397 kg) Max Weight: 1300 lb (590 kg) max at takeoff Propulsion: No. of Engines: 1 Powerplant: Continental O-170-3 flat-four Horsepower: 65 hp Performance: Range: 230 miles (370 km) Cruise Speed: (not listed) Max Speed: 88 mph ( 142 km/h) Ceiling: 10,000 ft (3050 m)
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