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Luscombe T8F Observer, new plane of the month!


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Luscombe T8F Observer

After WWII, Luscombe responded to a 1947 Air Force requirement for a new liaison aircraft to replace the L-4H Grasshopper. Designated XT8E, the aircraft did well in Air Force trials, but lost out to the Aeronca L-16 on the basis of price. Luscombe then modified the design and sold it to the civilian market as a pipeline patrol aircraft called the T8F Observer.  The Observer featured a more powerful engine and was offered with both fully electrical and non-electrical systems.

This aircraft is on loan from Bruce Eames.

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