|Primary users||United States Army|
National Guard of the United States
Civil Air Patrol
|Developed from||Aeronca Model 7 Champion|
The Aeronca L-16 was a United States Army liaison aircraft. It saw extensive service during the Korean War. It was essentially a militarized version of the Aeronca Champion. From 1955 large numbers were transferred to the Civil Air Patrol.
Variants[edit | edit source]
- L-16A (7BCM Champion)
- 509 built, 376 of them produced for the Air National Guard, used in Korea 1950, 85 hp (63 kW) Continental O-190-1 (C-85) engine,
- L-16B (7CCM Champion)
- Military version of the Model 7AC used as training aircraft for United States Army, 90 hp (67 kW) Continental O-205-1 engine. 100 built.
Operators[edit | edit source]
Specifications (L-16B)[edit | edit source]
Data from United States Military Aircraft Since 1909
- Crew: 2
- Length: 21 ft 6 in (6.55m)
- Wingspan: 35 ft (10.67m)
- Height: 7 ft (2.13m)
- Wing area: 170 ft² (51.82m²)
- Empty weight: 890lbs. (403.7kg)
- Loaded weight: 1,450lbs. (657.71kg)
- Powerplant: 1 × Continental O-205-1, 80hp (58.84kW)
- Maximum speed: 96 kts (110mph, 177.03km/h)
- Cruise speed: 87 kts (100mph, 160.93km/h)
- Range: 304.14nm (350 mi, 563.27km)
- Service ceiling: 14,500ft. (44916m)
- Rate of climb: 800 ft/min (4.06m/s)
See also[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
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- Andrade 1979, page 130
- Swanborough and Bowers, 1964 p. 33.
- Eden and Moeng, 2002. P. 44.
- Harding, p. 13
- Andrade, John (1979). U.S.Military Aircraft Designations and Serials since 1909. Midland Counties Publications. ISBN 0-904597-22-9.
- Eden, Paul and Moeng, Soph, eds. The Complete Encyclopedia of World Aircraft. London: Amber Books Ltd., 2002. ISBN 0-7607-3432-1.
- Harding, Stephen (1997). U.S. Army Aircraft Since 1947. Atglen, PA, USA: Schiffer Publishing Ltd.. ISBN 978-0-7643-0190-2.
- Swanborough, F. G. and Bowers, Peter M.United States Military Aircraft Since 1909. Putnam New York, 1964. ISBN 0-85177-816-X.
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