Piper PA-12 Super Cruiser. Specifications. Photo.
Piper PA-12 Super Cruiser. Specifications. Photo.

Piper PA-12 Super Cruiser. Specifications. Photo.


Piper PA-12 Super Cruiser - US small-engine single-engine aircraft manufactured by Piper Aircraft Corporation with 1946 1948 of the year.


Photo Piper PA-12 Super Cruiser


Development of small-engine aircraft Piper PA-12 Super Cruiser were based on the model Piper J-5, processed under the modern requirements of civil aviation. Significant changes in the model aircraft has undergone, however, despite this, enjoyed very great popularity, mainly because of price and reliability.

Aircraft Piper PA-12 Super Cruiser is a multipurpose aircraft, designed for the transportation of any three people (1 2 pilot and passenger), or the carriage of goods with a maximum payload in kg 363. In only two years of actual production on the aircraft plant was built by Piper Aircraft 3760 aircraft, most of which continue to operate in the present.


Piper PA-12 Super Cruiser Photo


The power plant of the Piper PA-12 Super Cruiser aircraft is represented by a Lycoming O-235-C piston engine with a capacity of 108 hp, which provided good high-speed capabilities for the aircraft, allowing it to accelerate to a speed of 190 km / h (maximum flight speed), and also to carry out air flights over distances of over 965 km.

Depending on the need arises, the aircraft Piper PA-12 Super Cruiser could be used in a variety of conditions, including the land on the water surface, in the snow or on the ordinary earth's surface, which, complete with aircraft were all three types of chassis.


 Panel Piper PA-12 Super Cruiser


Experts still call the aircraft Piper PA-12 Super Cruiser very successful model, aimed at different consumers, while not ruled out that in that case, if the production of light-engine aircraft of this model continued throughout 10-12 years, aircraft It could eventually become one of the most massively produced in the world.

In addition to basic production version, in 1948 year, aircraft manufacturers from Piper Aircraft presented a modified model - Piper PA-12S Super Cruiser, the main distinguishing feature of which was the increase in maximum takeoff weight and a new piston engine Lycoming O-290-D2 capacity 135 l. from.

To date, only the United States and Canada, operates about 1900 units of the aircraft, and given the fact that the aircraft Piper PA-12 Super Cruiser exported to European countries, experts are inclined to believe that in all probability, in the world there are about 2200 units of this version of the small-engine aircraft.


Specifications Piper PA-12 Super Cruiser.


  • Crew: 1 people;
  • Passenger: 2 person;
  • aircraft Length: 6,96 m .;
  • Wingspan: 10,81 m .;
  • Plane Height: 2,08 m .;
  • Weight of empty aircraft: 432 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Payload: 363 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 795 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Cruising speed: 169 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight speed: 190 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight distance: 965 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 3840 m .;
  • aircraft engine type: a piston;
  • Powerplant: Lycoming O-235 (depending on version);
  • Power: 108 hp (Depending on version).


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