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Technical Information

Aeronca L-3 Grasshopper (O-58)
Light observation plane flown by the U. S. Army during the war, for Liaison, transportation and artillery spotting, among other roles.

Piper L-4 Cub (O-59)
Light observation plane flown by the U. S. Army during the war, for Liaison, transportation and artillery spotting, among other roles. Equipped with a Continental engine.

Stinson L-5 Sentinel (U-19, OY-1)
Built by Stinson. Light observation plane flown by the U. S. Army during the war, for Liaison, transportation and artillery spotting, among other roles. Equipped with a Lycoming engine. 750 L-5E's were built as STOL variants with larger tires and brakes and manually ailerons drooping ailerons allowing shorter takeoff and landing. 152 were transferred to U. S. Navy / U. S. Marine Corps as OY-1. Thirty were converted to 24 volt electrical systems and re-designated OY-2.

Technical Details (L-5)
Crew  Two (pilot, observer)
Engine  Lycoming O-435-1, 185hp
Span  34' (10.36m)
Length  24' 1" (7.34m)
Height  7' 11" (2.41m)
Maximum Speed 163 mph
Range  375 nm
Armament  none
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