Piper J3 Cub built during WW2,served in US Army Air Corps & participated in D-Day landings June 6,1944 in Normandy.This 2-seat high-wing,with 65hp Continental engine,primarily an observation aircraft & artillery spotter.This Piper J-3 was also shot up by the Germans in 1944 in the region of Sarreguemines.Airworthy on European air show circuit with Aero Retro, Saint Dizier, France.
Piper L-4 "Grasshopper" The Piper L-4 “Grasshopper” was the military variant of the well known Piper J-3 Cub built since 1937. Purchased by US Army since the Second World War as a light observation and liaison aircraft. Designated as the L-4 by 1942 and nicknamed“Grasshopper” served Air Forces and Armed Forces of several countries. Some 5,600 aircraft of this series were said to be produced.
Army Air Corps L4 Piper Cub. From the back seat, you fly solo, or with a pilot in the front seat, an Observer can fax backwards and write on the table behind him. How would you like to fly a cloth covered airplane with a wooden wing structure over enemy territory?