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THE AIRFORCE - AIRCRAFT - 9000-L SPORTSTER
 
 

Aircraft Stats:

Powerplant: 1 x 90 hp Le Blond 5F radial piston engine
Speed: 187 kph, 116mph mph
Range: 772km, 480miles
Seats: 2
Length: 6.78m, 22ft 3in
Span: 10.67m, 0ft
Empty Weight: 376kg, 830lb
Max T/O Weight: 640kg, 1,410lb
Period of Service: 1939 - 1945

Weapons:
None specified

Squadrons:
None specified

Attrition:
No incidents found

9000-L Sportster

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

Sporting/touring 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.

1501 (ex ZS-AMG) served in the SAAF.