Luscombe 8. Specifications. A photo.
Luscombe 8. Specifications. A photo.

Luscombe 8. Specifications. A photo.


Luscombe 8 - Multipurpose American aircraft, manufactured by «Luscombe Aircraft» with 1937 years.


Luscombe 8 photo


Work on designing a light civil multipurpose aircraft Luscombe 8 started American design engineers in 1935 year, while, thanks to the work of designers and specialists in the field of aircraft construction, able to create eye-catching in their appearance aircraft suitable for the transport of persons, and for transportation of goods.

His first flight of this aircraft model made in 1937 year, and after a series of small technical improvements, the aircraft was put into production, which was up to 1949 years. In just twelve years of production, the plane has become quite popular, with, in addition to civil aviation, the aircraft was extensively used in the Air Force as reconnaissance and patrol aircraft.


Photo Luscombe 8


The basic version of the Luscombe 8 aircraft allows you to place only two people in your cabin, but in addition, the aircraft is also designed to carry a small amount of cargo with a total mass of up to 240 kilograms (taking into account the pilot's and passenger's own weight). Subsequently, with the advent of modified versions, the cargo capacity of the aircraft greatly increased, which made the operation of the aircraft more efficient. Thanks to the presence of twin controls, the aircraft was used in civil and military aviation and for training future pilots, which was also in demand in connection with the outbreak of World War II.

The power plant of the Luscombe 8 aircraft is represented by the Continental A-50 four-cylinder aircraft engine (depending on the version), capable of developing a traction power of 50 hp. (the basic version of the aircraft), which in turn made it possible to fly at speeds up to 170 km / h, and cover distances up to 765 kilometers. In the future, more powerful aircraft engines were installed on the aircraft of this model, in connection with which the flight performance indicators significantly increased and became more acceptable for the owners.


Aircraft Luscombe 8


Between 1937 1960 year for aircraft construction company «Luscombe Aircraft» and other aircraft manufacturers involved in the release of the aircraft 5867 of aircraft have been built, of which today are in operation about 5 thousand, indicating that the great promise of this aircraft model. In addition to the basic version of the aircraft, American aircraft manufacturers have also been released and modified variants of these aircraft, among which should be noted:

  • Luscombe 8A Luscome Master - An improved version of the aircraft, aircraft engine equipped with a Continental A-65 (65 hp);
  • Luscombe 8B Luscome Trainer - A training version of the aircraft is designed to train future pilots. It is an analogue version Luscombe 8A Luscome Master;
  • Luscombe 8C Silvaire Deluxe - An improved version of Luscombe 8A Luscome Master, equipped with a piston-engined Continental A-75;
  • Luscombe 8D Silvaire Deluxe Trainer - Trainer version version Luscombe 8C Silvaire Deluxe;
  • Luscombe 8E Silvaire Deluxe - Version with reinforced fuselage, increased maximum take-off weight and the new, more powerful (85 hp) aircraft engine;
  • Luscombe 8F - Technically improved version of the aircraft, equipped with a motor Continental C-90 (90 hp);
  • Luscombe T8F Luscome Observer - A modified version of the aircraft, with a modified arrangement of seats in the cabin;
  • Luscombe 8G - A project with a modified chassis. The production was not running;
  • Luscombe LSA-8  - A modern version of the aircraft, equipped with avionics, a powerful aircraft engine Continental O-200 and a number of other technical improvements.


Specifications Luscombe 8.


  • Crew: 1 people;
  • Passenger: 1 people;
  • aircraft Length: 6,1 m .;
  • Wingspan: 10,68 m .;
  • Plane Height: 1,91 m .;
  • Weight of empty aircraft: 395 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Payload: 240 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 635 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Cruising speed: 193 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight speed: 206 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight distance: 805 km. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight height: 5182 m .;
  • aircraft engine type: a piston;
  • Powerplant: Continental C90 (depending on version);
  • Power: 90 hp (Depending on version).


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