Model, Static, Taylor E-2 Cub

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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.

Materials

wood, plastic, paint, metal

Dimensions

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

Country of Origin

United States of America

Date

1984

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.

Type

MODELS-Aircraft

Inventory Number

A19840201000

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