ZUFLD Piper L-4B

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ZUFLD Piper L-4B

Unread post by Rossco »

Time Since New: 4,242 Hours
Engine Time Since Overhaul: 364 Hours
Propeller Time Since New: 85 Hours

Manufactured for the U.S. Army Air Corps, Rolling off the Assembly line on 12 December 1942. It was delivered to the US Army in February 1943 and ultimately ended the war with the US Army 70th Infantry Division. It was sold to the Civilian Market in 1945 after accumulating 612 Airframe Hours. In 1951 it received a new engine, the C85. The aircraft was Completely Stripped Down to Bare Metal During it's Restoration. Recovered in Sits Poly Fiber and Painted in Olive Drab. Restoration was Completed in April 2008. The aircraft was acquired in December 2010 and shipped to SA along with a Howard DGA15.

The unit markings are for the 70th Infantry Division that landed in southern France in November 1944 and pushed up into the southern belly of Germany, fighting all the way to the wars end, when it remained as a garrison in occupied Germany.
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Re: ZUFLD Piper L-4B

Unread post by Callsign_Venom »

Lovely plane, love it very much! :-P :smt007

Here's one of her at Ysterplaat Wings and Wheels 2011
Piper J3C-65 (vet) [10022]_10.12.11_FAYP_ZU-FLD.JPG
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