Piper J-3

Yellow biplane hanging in the museum.
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First built in 1937, the Piper J-3 earned fame as a trainer and sport plane. Its success made the name "Cub" a generic term for light airplanes. The little yellow tail dragger remains one of the most recognized designs in aviation. J-3 Cubs and subsequent models are still found at fields around the world.

 

Created:

04/03/2019

Photographer:

Eric Long

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NASM2019-01672

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Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum

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Smithsonian Institution

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