Originally designated the O-63, the L-6 was one of several liason aircraft named "Grasshopper" by the USAAC. Approximately 250 examples of the L-3 were manufactured, and they served in a variety of liason roles. While it was produced in fewer numbers than the other types of "Grasshoppers", a number were also built for the civilian market.Additional information on this aircraft can be found at Wikipedia here.
Interstate L-6 Grasshopper
Type: observation and liason aircraft Crew: 2 Armament: none Specifications: Length: 23' 5.5" (7.15 m) Height: 7' 0" (2.13 m) Wingspan: 35' 6" (10.82 m) Wing area: 173.8 sq. ft (16.15 sq. m) Empty Weight: 1103 lb (500 kg) Max Weight: 1650 lb (748 kg) max at takeoff Propulsion: No. of Engines: 1 Powerplant: Franklin O-200-5 inline Horsepower: 102 hp Performance: Range: 540 miles (869 km) Cruise Speed: 105 mph ( 169 km/h) Max Speed: 114 mph ( 183 km/h) at 5500 ft Ceiling: 16,500 ft (1530 m)
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