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Warbird Super Cub - 51-15372 - big wheels

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Warbird Super Cub - 51-15372 - big wheels

Post by Yammer » Fri Mar 17, 2017 5:33 pm

Warbird - Perhaps a Superduper Super Cub ! Seen at Shobdon summer 2016

Originally built in 1951 with serial 51-15372 this aircraft was delivered to the French Army. Now fitted with huge Bushmaster tyres an unusual sight in the UK and wearing a US Army colour scheme - Based at Crowfield in Suffolk.

It's in tip top nick.


ImageN123SA Piper L-18C Super Cub by SPRedSteve, on Flickr

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Re: Warbird Super Cub - 51-15372 - big wheels

Post by paddyboy » Mon Mar 20, 2017 4:13 pm

Hi Steve :P

I love the shot :thumbs:

I am intrigued as to just why that wheel/tyre combo might have been fitted :S

Thanks for posting :thumb:

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Re: Warbird Super Cub - 51-15372 - big wheels

Post by Yammer » Mon Mar 20, 2017 4:29 pm

Hi Paddy - I *think* it's for soft field operations / farm strips - must add some drag though. Not uncommon in remote places like Alaska but unusual here. Maybe they're needed in Suffolk !

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Post by Sparts99 » Mon Mar 20, 2017 4:44 pm

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Post by paddyboy » Tue Mar 21, 2017 6:13 am

Thanks for the info, guys ;)

Now I understand :D

Cheers :thumb:

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Re: Warbird Super Cub - 51-15372 - big wheels

Post by TF104G » Tue Mar 21, 2017 10:08 pm

Used to be G-SCUB but was involved in a crash at it's home airfield

https://www.gov.uk/aaib-reports/piper-l ... tober-2007

Remains purchased from the insurance company and rebuilt to present standard - with the desirable features to survive any future misadventures with the local farming hazards.

Still based locally and a frequent flyer.

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