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See a 1942 Aeronca L-3B Grasshopper at the Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum. Year: 1942

Donation: Terry Brandt

Engine: Continental A-65 65HP

Derived from Aeronca’s civilian Tandem Trainer and Chief models, this airplane entered Army Air Corps service in 1941 as the O-58. It was designated L-3B when the Air Corps changed its classification system. It served mostly as a trainer. In 1942 some 250 units of a glider variant were built using the same airframe and that was designated TG-5.

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