Model, Static, Taylor E-2 Cub


Display Status:

This object is on display in the Barron Hilton Pioneers of Flight Gallery exhibition at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC.

Collection Item Summary:

In 1930, C. Gilbert Taylor of the Taylor Aircraft Company designed the E-2 Cub as a small, low cost, light general aviation aircraft. The E-2 was the predecessor of the Piper J-3 Cub which became one of the most popular light aircraft of all time and served in the military during World War II as the L-4. Like the J-3 Cub, it used the Continental A-40 Engine. Unlike many of the tradtional wood models in the collection, this model was constructed of fiberglas, resin, aluminum, and plexiglas by Mike Bortscheller.

Collection Item Long Description:

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum

Model Maker

Mike Bortsheller

Credit Line

Model by Mike Bortsheller.


wood, plastic, paint, metal


Model: 15.8 × 41.3 × 66.5cm (6 1/4 × 16 1/4 × 26 3/16 in.)

Country of Origin

United States of America



Physical Description

Plastic, wood and metal exhibit model of a Taylor E-2 Cub light aircraft in blue fuselage and yellow wings and horizontal tail color scheme. 1/16 scale. 1984.



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