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1947 Luscombe 8A

DAYTON, Ohio -- The 1947 Luscombe 8A currently in storage at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo)

DAYTON, Ohio -- The 1947 Luscombe 8A currently in storage at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo)

DAYTON, Ohio -- The 1947 Luscombe 8A currently in storage at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo)

DAYTON, Ohio -- The 1947 Luscombe 8A currently in storage at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo)

DAYTON, Ohio -- The 1947 Luscombe 8A currently in storage at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo)

DAYTON, Ohio -- The 1947 Luscombe 8A currently in storage at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo)

DAYTON, Ohio -- The 1947 Luscombe 8A currently in storage at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo)

DAYTON, Ohio -- The 1947 Luscombe 8A currently in storage at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo)

DAYTON, Ohio -- The 1947 Luscombe 8A currently in storage at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo)

DAYTON, Ohio -- The 1947 Luscombe 8A currently in storage at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo)

DAYTON, Ohio -- The 1947 Luscombe 8A currently in storage at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo)

DAYTON, Ohio -- The 1947 Luscombe 8A currently in storage at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo)

Note: This aircraft was offered for exchange as part of NMUSAF Solicitation 19-001 (Closed).

1947 Luscombe 8A (S/N 4812) aircraft project, owned by the National Museum of the United States Air Force (NMUSAF) and determined excess to collection needs. Aircraft has a Continental engine and is not airworthy or suitable for flight purposes. No maintenance log books are available for the aircraft.

The Luscombe 8 was a series of high wing monoplanes designed in the late 1930s. The Model 8 used the new horizontally-opposed small engines that had just been developed by the engine manufacturers, followed in the Luscombe tradition of using no wood in the construction, and had a monocoque fuselage with fabric-covered metal wings.

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