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THE AIRFORCE - AIRCRAFT - J-3 CUB
 
 

Aircraft Stats:

Powerplant: 1 x 65 hp Continental A65 flat-four piston engine
Speed: 148 kph, 92mph mph
Range: 402km, 250miles
Seats: 2
Length: 6.78m, 22ft 3in
Span: 10.73m, 2.5ft 2.5in
Empty Weight: 290kg, 640lb
Max T/O Weight: 499kg, 1,100lb
Period of Service: 1939 - 1945

Weapons:
None specified

Squadrons:
None specified

Attrition:
No incidents found

J-3 Cub

 
Status: Retired
Manufacturer: Piper
Country of Manufacture: United States
Role: Utility
 
Description:

Two-seat lightplane.

At the start of World War II, South Africa impressed many private civil aircraft into the SAAF for use to train pilots and staff on the repair and maintenance of aircraft.

Many of these aircraft were also for communications between HQ and the air schools and operational training units.


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