Piper J-3 Cub

ICAO aircraft code J3
Manufacturer Piper Aircraft
Country United States
New price USD .0024 million (1937)

The Piper J-3 Cub is an American light aircraft that was built between 1938 and 1947 by Piper Aircraft.

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Piper J-3 Cub Specifications

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General

ICAO aircraft code
J3
Manufacturer
Piper Aircraft
Manufactured
1937 - 1947
Country
United States
New purchase price
USD .0024 million (1937)

Aircraft performance

Engine:
1x Continental A-65-8
Piston
Power:
65 HP
Max Cruise Speed:
78 Kts
144 Km/h
Approach Speed (Vref):
33 Kts
Travel range:
191 Nm
354 Kilometers
Service Ceiling:
11,500 feet
Rate of Climb:
450 feet / minute
2.29meter / second
Take Off Distance:
222 meter - 728.34 feet
Landing Distance:
143 meter - 469.15 feet

Weight & dimensions

Max Take Off Weight:
554 Kg
1,221 lbs
Max Landing Weight:
554 Kg
1,221 lbs
Max Payload:
205 Kg
452 lbs
Fuel Tank Capacity:
12 gallon
45 liter

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About the Piper J-3 Cub

The Piper J-3 Cub is an American light aircraft that was built between 1938 and 1947 by Piper Aircraft. The aircraft has a simple, lightweight design which gives it good low-speed handling properties and short-field performance. The Cub is Piper Aircraft’s most-produced model, with nearly 20,000 built in the United States. Its simplicity, affordability and popularity invokes comparisons to the Ford Model T automobile.

The aircraft is a high-wing, strut-braced monoplane with a large-area rectangular wing. It is most often powered by an air-cooled, flat-4 piston engine driving a fixed-pitch propeller. Its fuselage is a welded steel frame covered in fabric, seating two people in tandem.

The Cub was designed as a trainer. It had great popularity in this role and as a general aviation aircraft. Due to its performance, it was well suited for a variety of military uses such as reconnaissance, liaison and ground control. It was produced in large numbers during World War II as the L-4 Grasshopper. Many Cubs are still flying today. Cubs are highly prized as bush aircraft.

The aircraft’s standard chrome yellow paint came to be known as “Cub Yellow” or “Lock Haven Yellow”.

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