L-2 Grasshopper file photo [4476]

L-2 Grasshopper

CountryUnited States
ManufacturerTaylorcraft Aviation
Primary RoleReconnaissance Aircraft

Contributor:

ww2dbaseThe L-2 Grasshopper aircraft were observation and liaison aircraft used by the United States Army Air Forces. They were manufactured from a design that was originally civilian in nature. They entered service test in summer 1941. They also served as transport and reconnaissance aircraft when demanded.

ww2dbaseSource: Wikipedia.

Last Major Revision: Aug 2007

SPECIFICATIONS

L-2
MachineryOne Continental O-170-3 4-cylinder air-cooled engine rated at 65 hp
Crew2
Span10.80 m
Length6.90 m
Height2.00 m
Weight, Empty309 kg
Weight, Loaded544 kg
Speed, Maximum150 km/h
Speed, Cruising134 km/h
Service Ceiling3,170 m
Range, Normal370 km

Photographs

L-2 Grasshopper aircraft in flight, May 1942-Jun 1943




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