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Luscombe Silvaire 8A

The Luscombe Silvaire 8 first flew in 1938 with a 50 hp Continental A50.  The 65 hp Continental A65-8F was substituted in 1939 and the resulting 8A was a hit with almost 3,700 being built before and after World War II.

This aircraft was also advertised as the Skypal.

     
Specifications (Model 8A)

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Type: General
Engines: one 65 hp (48 kW) Continental A65-8F piston engine
8A: Luscombe model number
UC-90: U.S. Army utility transport designation for two impressed aircraft
     

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