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THE AIRFORCE - AIRCRAFT - 7000 SPORTSTER
 
 

Aircraft Stats:

Powerplant: 1 x 70 hp Le Blond 5 radial engine
Seats: 2
Period of Service: 1939 - 1945

Weapons:
None specified

Squadrons:
None specified

Attrition:
No incidents found

7000 Sportster

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

Sport aircraft.

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.