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HISTORY

  • The Luscombe 8 was designed by Donald Luscombe and flown for the first time in 1937. The general aviation aircraft is a high-wing, monoplanes with side-by-side seating.
  • By 1960 over 5,800 aircraft has been produced by Luscombe Aircraft Corporation and subsequent companies. Luscombe Aircraft itself went out of business in 1949.
  • During WW2, the Luscombe 8A Silvaire served in the U.S. Army Air Force as the UC-90A.
  • The Museum's is a Luscombe 8A Master Silvaire, which has a more powerful engine than the original 8 model.

 

SPECIFICATIONS

Status: Flyable
Manufacturer: Luscombe Aircraft Corporation
Year: 1948
Model: Silvaire 8A
Registration Number: N2050B
Serial Number: 6477
Crew: 1
Max T/O Weight:  1,260 lb.
Span: 34 ft. 7 in.
Length: 20 ft. 0 in.
Height: 5 ft. 10 in.
Maximum Speed: 115 mph
Cruise Speed: 105 mph
Rate of Climb: 550 ft/min
Power Plant: 1 x 65hp Continental A65 piston engine
Range: 370 miles
Service Ceiling: 14,000 ft.
Armament: none

 

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