Piper PA-12 Super Cruiser

Touring Aircraft

Piper PA-12 Super Cruiser, D-ELTE, c/n 12-1874 © Karsten Palt
Photo ©: Karsten Palt
The Piper PA-12 Super Cruiser is a light single engine three seat touring aircraft produced by the US-American manufacturer Piper Aircraft Corporation.
The Piper PA-12 Super Cruiser is a development of the Piper J-5 Cruiser.
Crew1
Passengers2
Propulsion1 Piston Engine
Engine ModelLycoming O-235-C1A
Engine Power75 kW100 hp
max. Cruise Speed178 km/h96 kts
  110 mph
max. Speed (vne)239 km/h129 kts
  148 mph
Service Ceiling3.840 m12.600 ft
Rate of climb183 m/min600 ft/min
Range965 km521 NM
600 mi.
Empty Weight431 kg950 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight794 kg1.750 lbs
Wing Span10,82 m35 ft 6 in
Wing Area16,7 m180 ft
Length6,96 m22 ft 10 in
Height2,08 m6 ft 10 in
First Flight12/1945
Production Statusout of production
Production Range1946-1948
Total Production3758
Developed fromPiper J-5
ICAO CodePA12
FAA TCDSA-780
Data for (Version)Piper PA-12
VariantsPA-12, PA-12S

[Photo-ID: 246] Karsten Palt 2007-04-16
Piper  PA-12 Super Cruiser, , D-ELTE, c/n 12-1874, Karsten Palt, 2007Piper
PA-12 Super Cruiser
Reg.: D-ELTE
c/n: 12-1874
 
[Wilhelmshaven-Mariensiel (EDWI / WVN)]
[Photo-ID: 10339] Karsten Palt 2014-05-28
Piper PA-12 Super Cruiser, , NX2365M, c/n 12-1618, Karsten Palt, 2014Piper
PA-12 Super Cruiser
Reg.: NX2365M
c/n: 12-1618
 
this light aircraft circumnavigated the world in 1947
NASM Udvar Hazy Center [Chantilly, VA]
[Photo-ID: 7337] Karsten Palt 2013-09-06
Piper PA-12 Super Cruiser, , OE-AAA, c/n 12-1612, Karsten Palt, 2013Piper
PA-12 Super Cruiser
Reg.: OE-AAA
c/n: 12-1612
 
Oldtimer-Fliegertreffen 2013 [Kirchheim unter Teck - Hahnweide (EDST)]
[Photo-ID: 13529] Karsten Palt 2016-09-10
Piper PA-12 Super Cruiser, , OE-AAA, c/n 12-1612, Karsten Palt, 2016Piper
PA-12 Super Cruiser
Reg.: OE-AAA
c/n: 12-1612
 
Oldtimer-Fliegertreffen 2016 [Kirchheim unter Teck - Hahnweide (EDST)]