Taylorcraft L-2 Grasshopper

L-2 Grasshopper picture
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.

Additional information on this aircraft can be found at Wikipedia here.
(updated February 2009)

Taylorcraft L-2 Grasshopper

Type:           two-seat liason aircraft/training glider
Crew:           2
Armament:       none

        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

        No. of Engines: 1
        Powerplant:     Continental O-170-3 flat-four
        Horsepower:     65 hp

        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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