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    Reg# N59920
    TT: 902

    N59920 a 1947 Piper Cub J-3 with 905TT. Aircraft has an upgraded Lycoming O-235 engine, super cub elevator, 26" tundra tires, 25 gallons fuel capacity. Ele... More Info

    Felipe Santiago

    Miami, FL USA

    Last Update: 01/21/2024

    Reg# N78416
    TT: 2145

    1947 Piper J-3C Cub 85 HP Total Time: 2145 Engine SMOH: 37.5 Prop SMOH: 37.5 McCauley Metal Climb Prop Metal Spars 12 gal Aux tank in right wing. Battery... More Info

    Robert Higgins

    Granbury, TX USA

    Last Update: 02/24/2024

    Reg# NC41131
    TT: Not Listed

    Piper J3C-65 Serial # 16362 Certification Date 01/08/2022 NC41131 Registered Owner Greatest Aviation Group LLC. This aircraft has 3368.0 TTAF Engine has... More Info

    Richard Savell

    WIllow Park, TX USA

    Last Update: 01/26/2024

    Reg# N6772H
    TT: 1493

    1493 TT, 265 SMOH, 65 HP, Metal Spar, Metal Prop, Hydraulic Brakes, 24 Hours since 4 Cylinder TOP, Fabric Replaced in 1983 - Using the Cooper Method, Compl... More Info

    Lane Aviation

    Columbus, OH USA

    Last Update: 02/15/2024

    Reg# N5MB
    TT: 1625

    Very clean and low time 1946 J-3 Cub! Recovered with Ceconite 101 in 1979 and always hangared. Complete logbooks since new and show no damage history. Upgr... More Info

    DeTray Aviation Inc

    Bucyrus, OH USA

    Last Update: 02/20/2024

    Reg# N3400K
    TT: 3500

    1946 J3 Cub. Great Cub. C-85-8. No electrical. Clean. 9 in and out. McCauley prop. Grove brakes. Full logs from original factory. Restored 2012. A... More Info

    Bruce Forbes

    Collinsville, OK USA

    Last Update: 02/19/2024

    Reg# NC35887
    TT: 2364

    1941 Piper J4e This beautiful 1941 Piper model J4 E located in Lafayette, Tennessee, located at 3M7. TT 2364 Tach 737 SMOH 301.15 (overhaul 2010 ... More Info

    Eddie dePool

    Lafayette, TN USA

    Last Update: 02/09/2024

    Reg# N38333
    TT: 3909

    1941 PIPER J-3C Clippedwing Famous Airshow and National Aerobatic Winning Aircraft. This airplane was custom ordered from Piper in 1941 by airshow legend ... More Info

    Joe MacGuire

    Casper, WY USA

    Last Update: 02/15/2024

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    Reg# N88179
    TT: 4243

    1946 Piper J3 Cub / N88179 / serial # 15976 estimated Total Time 4243.59 / Continental A75-8 serial # 645908 SMOH 36.59 (2002) / Sensenich 74CK-2-36 metal... More Info

    Last Update: 03/24/2023

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    Reg# N37939
    TT: Not Listed

    1941 Piper J3 Cub PROJECT / N37939 / serial # 6733 – includes about 1.5 J3’s – Airframe, 3 Wings, Multiple Control Surfaces, Landing Gears, pallets ... More Info

    Last Update: 03/24/2023


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    Piper J Series Aircraft Information

    Built between 1937 and 1947, the Piper J-3 Cub is a small, simple, light aircraft. The J-3 Cub was intended for flight training with its tandem seating, but became one of the most popular light aircraft of all time. The capacity of the aircraft is one crew member and one passenger. The empty weight is 765 lb (3450 kg) and the maximum takeoff weight is 1220 lb (550 kg). Cruise speed is 65 knots (75 mph, 121 km/h) and maximum speed is 76 knots (87 mph, 140 km/h). The J-3 Cub's standard chrome yellow paint became known as "Cub Yellow" or "Lock Haven Yellow".

    Several civil and military variants of the Piper J-3 Cub were manufactured. Civil variants include the Piper J-3 Cub, J3C-40, J3C-50, J3C-50S, J3C-65, J3C-65S, J3F-50, J3F-50S, J3F-60, J3F-60S, J3F-65, J3F-65S, J3L, J3L-S, J3L-65, J3L-65S, J3-, J-3R, J-3X, Piper J-4E, and the Piper J-5A Cub Cruiser. Military variants include the YO-59, O-59, 0-59A, Piper L-4 Cub, L-4A, L-4B, L-4C, L-4D, L-4H, L-4J, UC-83A, TG-8, LNNP, NE-1, and NE-2. The Piper J Series is popular with flying schools and private individuals.

    In 1938 powered by a 40 hp engine the J-3 replaced the J-2. During World War II the Civilian Pilot Training Program (CPTP) was formed in which the Piper J-3 Cub would plan an integral role in the success of the CPTP achieving legendary status. The Cub became the primary trainer aircraft of the CPTP. 80 percent of all United States military pilots received their initial flight training in Piper Cubs. In 1940, 3016 Cubs were built. Eventually wartime demands increased the production rate to one Piper J-3 Cub built every 20 minutes.

    J-3s were part of fund-raising programs to support the United Kingdom prior to the United States entering World War II. Known as the Flitfire, a J-3 bearing a Royal Air Force insignia was donated by W.T. Piper and Franklin Motors to the RAF Benevolent Fund to be raffled off. Piper distributors across the United States were encouraged to do the same. In the 21st century, at least three of the original Flitfires are known to exist.

    In 1941, Piper developed a military variant, variously designated the O-59 and later followed by the L-4 and NE. The models were collectively nicknamed "Grasshoppers".These aircrafts were used extensively during World War II for reconnaissance, transporting supplies, and medical evacuation. For ground attack L-4s were sometimes equipped with lashed-on infantry bazookas. Most L-4s were destroyed or sold as surplus after World War II, but a few saw service in the Korean War. In the United States, the Grasshoppers sold as surplus were redesignated as J-3s, but often retained their wartime glazing and paint.

    Between 1938 and 1947, Piper sold 19,073 J-3 Cubs. With the majority of them being L-4s and other military variants. Thousands of Grasshoppers were civilian registered postwar. The J-3 is an icon of the era. The aircraft has long been loved by pilots and non-pilots alike, with thousands of them still in use today.

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