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Taylorcraft Model D/L-2 Grasshopper

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The Taylorcraft Model D was tandem two-seat version of the Model B.  Introduced in late 1941, this aircraft was available with a 65 hp Continental, Franklin or Lycoming engine.

The US Army purchased the Model D as the O-57 observation aircraft.  These aircraft were redesignated the L-2 (liaison) in 1942.  A total of over 2,300 D Models were built.

 Specifications (Model DC)  Designations
Type: Light plane/Liaison
Engine: one 65 hp (48 kW) Continental O-170-3 piston engine
Model D: company designation
O-57: Observation version
L-2: Liaison version
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