Models include champ and 11 ac chief. This two seat light observation airplane began as aeroncas model 65 tc defender high wing monoplane.
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Aeronca contracted from aeronautical corporation of america located in middletown ohio is a us manufacturer of engine components and airframe structures for commercial aviation and the defense industry and a former aircraft manufacturerfrom 1928 to 1951 the company was a major producer of general aviation aircraft and also produced the engines for some of their early designs.
Aeronca l3. Member classifieds updated april 12 2019 this page and its printed version in aeronca aviator is reserved for current club members only ads will run for three issues but will be extended on request. The aeronca l 3 group of observation and liaison aircraft were used by the united states army air corps in world war iithe l 3 series were adapted from aeroncas pre war tandem trainer and chief models. By 1940 the us army air corps had begun to see the very real need for a light plane that could be used for rapid communications and in support of ground forces.
During wwii the aeronca 65tc defender had been pressed into service as the o 58 performing light observation utility and liaison duties. L 16 n4628e at brodhead wisconsin usa in july 2011. Please contact us if you deserve credit history.
In 1941 the united states army air corps ordered four examples of the aeronca 65 tc defender designated yo 58 for evaluation of the suitability of light aircraft for observation and liaison purposes. Announcements please read this first. To place an ad email it here along with your member id typed in the body of the emailplease send only aeronca related ads.
How to gain access notices and items of general interest to some or all of our forums including notice of events meetings special news etc. Dedicated to the preservation maintenance and history of the aeronca champ chief l 16 l 3 c 2 c 3 champion and all other aeronca model aircraft. Amerikanskie voennye serezno vzglyanuli na kategoriyu legkikh samoletov dlya chego bylo priobreteno po chetyre mashiny u trekh firm proizvoditeley aeronca piper i taylorcraft.
Like its wartime aeronca l 3 parent the l 16 was a us civilian aircraft in military colors. Photo by buck wyndham. Page 1 of 1.
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