Luscombe Model 8 (Silvaire)

Touring Aircraft

Luscombe 8E Silvaire © Simon Thomas
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The Luscombe Model 8 (Silvaire) is a single-engine two-seat light touring aircraft produced by the US-American manufacturer Luscombe Aircraft.
Propulsion1 Piston Engine
Engine ModelContinental C-90-12F
Engine Power71 kW95 hp
max. Cruise Speed185 km/h100 kts
  115 mph
Speed233 km/h126 kts
  145 mph
Service Ceiling4.572 m15.000 ft
Range804 km434 NM
499 mi.
Empty Weight395 kg871 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight635 kg1.400 lbs
Wing Span10,67 m35 ft 0 in
Wing Area13,0 m140 ft
Length6,10 m20 ft 0 in
Height1,78 m5 ft 10 in
First Flight17.12.1937
Production Statusout of production
Total Productionca. 5970
Developed fromLuscombe Phantom
Data for (Version)Luscombe 8F Silvaire 90
VariantsLuscombe 8, 8A, 8B, 8C, 8D, 8E, 8F

[Photo-ID: 13471] Karsten Palt 2016-09-10
Luscombe 8A Silvaire, , NC5896X, c/n 2553, Karsten Palt, 2016Luscombe
8A Silvaire
Reg.: NC5896X
c/n: 2553
Oldtimer-Fliegertreffen 2016 [Kirchheim unter Teck - Hahnweide (EDST)]
[Photo-ID: 7557] Karsten Palt 2013-07-19
Luscombe 8E Silvaire, , CF-DEW, c/n 5272, Karsten Palt, 2013Luscombe
8E Silvaire
Reg.: CF-DEW
c/n: 5272
ex N2545K
Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum [Hamilton, Mount Hope]
[Photo-ID: 13472] Karsten Palt 2016-09-10
Luscombe 8F Silvaire, , D-EKUH, c/n 6295, Karsten Palt, 2016Luscombe
8F Silvaire
Reg.: D-EKUH
c/n: 6295
Oldtimer-Fliegertreffen 2016 [Kirchheim unter Teck - Hahnweide (EDST)]