Aeronca L-16

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Aeronca L-16 aircraft USAF in flight.jpg
Role liaison aircraft
Manufacturer Aeronca
Primary users United States Army
National Guard of the United States
Civil Air Patrol
Produced 1946-1950
Number built 609
Developed from Aeronca Model 7 Champion
Aeronca 7BCM

The Aeronca L-16 was a United States Army liaison aircraft. It saw extensive service during the Korean War. It was essentially a militarized version of the Aeronca Champion. From 1955 large numbers were transferred to the Civil Air Patrol.[1]


L-16A (7BCM Champion)
509 built, 376 of them produced for the Air National Guard,[2] used in Korea 1950, 85 hp (63 kW) Continental O-190-1 (C-85) engine,[3]
L-16B (7CCM Champion)
Military version of the Model 7AC used as training aircraft for United States Army,[3] 90 hp (67 kW) Continental O-205-1 engine.[4] 100 built.[1]


 United States


Specifications (L-16B)[edit]

Aeronca L16B Silh.jpg

Data from United States Military Aircraft Since 1909[2]

General characteristics




See also[edit]

Related development


  1. ^ a b Andrade 1979, page 130
  2. ^ a b Swanborough and Bowers, 1964 p. 33.
  3. ^ a b Eden and Moeng, 2002. P. 44.
  4. ^ Harding, p. 13
  • Andrade, John (1979). U.S.Military Aircraft Designations and Serials since 1909. Midland Counties Publications. ISBN 0-904597-22-9. 
  • Eden, Paul and Moeng, Soph, eds. The Complete Encyclopedia of World Aircraft. London: Amber Books Ltd., 2002. ISBN 0-7607-3432-1.
  • Harding, Stephen (1997). U.S. Army Aircraft Since 1947. Atglen, PA, USA: Schiffer Publishing Ltd. ISBN 978-0-7643-0190-2. 
  • Swanborough, F. G. and Bowers, Peter M.United States Military Aircraft Since 1909. Putnam New York, 1964. ISBN 0-85177-816-X.