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Taylorcraft L-2 Grasshopper

The Taylorcraft L-2 Grasshopper was an American observation and liaison aircraft built by Taylorcraft for the United States Army Air Forces in World War II. In 1941 the United States Army Air Force ordered four Taylorcraft Model Ds, with the designation YO-57, for evaluation purposes. This led to a production order under the designation O-57 Grasshopper. In 1942 the designation was changed to L-2 Grasshopper. In World War II, the AAF began using the L-2 in much the same manner as the observation balloon was used in France during World War I -- spotting enemy troop and supply concentrations and directing artillery fire on them. It was also used for other types of liaison and transport duties and short-range reconnaissance which required airplanes that could land and take off in minimum distances from unprepared landing strips. Info: Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taylorcraft_L-2 Profile: Wings Palette http://wp.scn.ru/en/

Taylorcraft L-2 Grasshopper
Roelf, Oct 22, 2011
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