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THE AIRFORCE - AIRCRAFT - 50C CHIEF
 
 

Aircraft Stats:

Powerplant: 1 x 50hp Continental A-50
Range: 435km, 270miles
Seats: 2
Length: 6.42m, 21ft 1in
Span: 10.97m, 0ft
Period of Service: 1939 - 1945

Weapons:
None specified

Squadrons:
None specified

Attrition:
No incidents found

50C Chief

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

The 50C was an inproved Aeronca KCA with a wider cabin and increased wing chord.

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.