Piper L-4 Grasshopper
On loan from Celeste MacIvor
Did You Know?
- The Piper L-4 Grasshopper evolved from the successful Piper Cub series and took to the air as early as 1930.
- By 1941, the U.S. Army was in the market for a light observation and liaison aircraft with rugged reliability.
- During World War II, Grasshoppers performed a wide variety of functions such as artillery fire direction, pilot training, glider pilot instruction, courier service and frontline liaison.
|Wingspan||35 ft. 3 in.|
|Length||22 ft. 5 in.|
|Height||6 ft. 8 in.|
|Maximum Weight||1,200 lbs.|
|Maximum Speed||85 mph|
|Engine||Continental A-65-8, producing 65 hp|