AERONCA

Incorporated as Aeronautical Corp. of America November 1928, first factory builder of light aircraft in USA, became Aeronca Aircraft 1941. First major product C-2 high-wing single-seater, followed by wide range of high- and low-wing successors including wartime O-58A Defender and L-3 Grasshopper. Post-war types included Tandem, Chum, Arrow and Chief, but staple product was Champion high-wing tandem-seater of which over 10,000 were built 1946-50 plus over 600 L-16 and 16A Army versions. Since 1950 Aeronca has been major subcontractor of airframe structures, e.g. for B-52, 747.

Read 2630 times