Taylorcraft L-2 Grasshopper

Observation / Liaison Aircraft

Taylorcraft L-2M Grasshopper © Gary Chambers
Photo ©: Gary Chambers (Photos at airliners.net)
The Taylorcraft L-2 Grasshopper is a single-engine two-seat light Observation & Liaison Aircraft produced by the American manufacturer Taylorcraft Aviation Corporation. The L-2 was initially designated O-57 Grasshopper. It was primarily used by the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) during World War II.
Propulsion1 Piston Engine
Engine ModelContinental O-170-3
Engine Power48 kW65 hp
Speed165 km/h89 kts
  102 mph
Service Ceiling4.877 m16.000 ft
Range370 km200 NM
230 mi.
Empty Weight397 kg875 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight590 kg1.300 lbs
Wing Span10,97 m35 ft 12 in
Wing Area16,8 m181 ft
Length6,93 m22 ft 9 in
Height2,03 m6 ft 8 in
First Flight1941
Production Statusout of production
Total Production>1700
Data for (Version)Taylorcraft L-2 Grasshopper

[Photo-ID: 11209] Karsten Palt 2015-06-03
Taylorcraft L-2M Grasshopper , , N47583, c/n L-5422, Karsten Palt, 2015Taylorcraft
L-2M Grasshopper
Reg.: N47583
c/n: L-5422
ex USAAF 43-26110
Pima Air and Space Museum [Tucson, AZ]
[Photo-ID: 5509] Karsten Palt 2012-01-11
Taylorcraft L-2M Grasshopper , United States Army Air Forces (USAAF), 43-26753, c/n , Karsten Palt, 2012Taylorcraft
L-2M Grasshopper
United States Army Air Forces (USAAF)
Reg.: 43-26753
National Museum of the United States Air Force [Dayton, Ohio / USA (Wright-Patterson AFB)]