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Taylorcraft L-2 Grasshopper. Photo. Characteristics.
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Taylorcraft L-2 Grasshopper. Photo. Characteristics.

Taylorcraft L-2 Grasshopper. Photo. Characteristics.

 

USA

A type: single-engine light connected vysokoplan

Capacity: the pilot and one passenger, arranged one behind the other

A third design of the double triumvirate civil aircraft tested by the US Army in August 1941 years. The source for the aircraft Y0-57 company "Teylorkraft" actually was the standard airplane model D, hastily camouflaged in temnoolivkovy color. All three aircraft were called Grasshopper and equally fine-tuned to increase the durability of the airframe and to improve visibility pilot.

To achieve the latter was enlarged cabin windows, and at the root of the wing are made cutouts. The initial order for the aircraft 336 0-57A was obtained by "Teylorkraft" after these changes the structure, followed in 1942 140 year ordered more copies. By the beginning of the second batch of deliveries occurred reclassification of aircraft of this type of intelligence into coherent, in connection with which all 0-57 / 0-57A turned into L-2 / L-2A. The two remaining games aircraft, ordered from the company "Teylorkraft" amounted 490 aircraft L-2B, modified for the purpose of correction of artillery fire and aircraft 900 L-2M, which had completely closed the hood of the engine and spoilers on the wing. "Teylorkraft" as well as "Aeronca" and "Piper," was involved in the production of a small number (253 instance) based on the aircraft airframe L-2.

Received the designation ST-100 these machines have been widely used for the training of future pilots of gliders front. Many former military aircraft L-2 after the war were in the civil register of the United States, while at the same time, other planes released "Gresskhopper» (Grasshopper - a grasshopper) were delivered to the Air Force friendship around the globe. Over the past ten years, the company's aircraft "Teylorkraft" along with other intelligence during World War II have become very desirable and relatively inexpensive historic military aircraft.

Basic data

Dimensions:

  • Length: 6,93 m
  • Wingspan: 10,79 m
  • Height: 2,44 m

 

Range of flight: 370 km

Power point: 0-170-3 company"Lycoming"

Power: 65 l. from. (48 kW)

Aircraft performance characteristics:

  • Maximum speed: 142 km / h

 

The weight:

  • BLANK: 397 kg
  • Maximum take-off: 590 kg

 

Date of first flight:

  • 1937 year

 

The surviving airworthymodifications:

  • 0-57 / A and L-2 / A / B / M

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