L-6A Grasshopper file photo [27034]

L-6A Grasshopper

CountryUnited States
ManufacturerInterstate Aircraft and Engineering Corporation
Primary RoleReconnaissance Aircraft

Contributor:

ww2dbaseThe L-6A Grasshopper reconnaissance aircraft was US Army's designation for the Cadet design manufactured by the Interstate Aircraft and Engineering Corporation. They had welded steel tube fuselages, spruce wood wing structure with metal ribs, and fabric coverings. Although L-6A aircraft enjoyed slightly better performance, the significantly higher cost when compared to the L-4 Grasshopper (ie. J-3 Cub from Piper Aircraft, Incorporated) led to the production life being limited to only 1941 and 1942, with only about 320 examples produced. In 1945, after the war, the rights to the aircraft were sold to Harlow Aircraft Company, which in turn sold them to the Call Aircraft Company in 1946. Call built a number of them to the civilian market. In the late 1960s, the rights were acquired by the Arctic Aircraft Company, which was then redesigned specifically for the Alaskan terrain and climate.

ww2dbaseSource: Wikipedia

SPECIFICATIONS

L-6A
MachineryOne Continental A65-8 engine, rated at 65hp
Crew2
Span10.82 m
Length7.14 m
Height2.10 m
Weight, Empty500 kg
Weight, Maximum748 kg
Speed, Maximum183 km/h
Speed, Cruising169 km/h
Service Ceiling5,000 m
Range, Maximum540 km

Photographs

L-6A Grasshopper at rest, date unknown




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L-6A Grasshopper at rest, date unknown




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