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Piper PA-18 Super Cub

Piper PA-18-95 Super Cub © Karsten Palt
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PA-18 Super Cub

Trainer / Touring Aircraft

The Piper PA-18 Super Cub is a single-engine two-seat light touring and trainer aircraft produced by the US-American manufacturer Piper Aircraft Corporation. PA-18 in US and foreign military service were designated L-18 and L-21, 1962 redesignated U-7.
Propulsion1 Piston Engine
Engine ModelContinental C-90-12F
Engine Power65 kW87 hp
Speed180 km/h97 kts
  112 mph
Service Ceiling4.801 m15.750 ft
Range580 km313 NM
360 mi.
Empty Weight367 kg809 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight680 kg1.500 lbs
Wing Span10,73 m35,2 ft
Wing Area16,6 m²179 ft²
Length6,83 m22,4 ft
Height2,02 m6,6 ft
First Flight1949
Production Statusout of production
Production Range1949-1994
Total Production10326
Developed fromPiper PA-14 Family Cruiser
Data for (Version)Piper PA-18-95
VariantsPA-18-95, PA-18-105, PA-18-125, PA-18-135, PA-18-150, L-18C, L-21A, L-21B2 / U-7A, TL-21A
The PA-18 Super Cub is a development of the Piper PA-14 Family Cruiser. Approx. 1500 PA-18 were military L-18/L-21/U-7.

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