Lake Buccaneer

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Role Four-seat light amphibious aircraft
Manufacturer Lake Aircraft
Designer David Thurston
First flight 1950s
Number built 1000+
Developed from Colonial Skimmer
Variants Lake Renegade
1977 LA-4-200 Landing

The Lake Buccaneer is an American four-seat, light amphibious aircraft originally developed as the Colonial C-2 Skimmer, itself a development of the two-seat Colonial C-1 Skimmer.


The C-2 Skimmer was developed in the late 1940s as a four-seat variant of the earlier C-1 Skimmer. It is a cantilever, shoulder-wing monoplane amphibian with a single-step all-metal hull with retractable tricycle landing gear. It is powered by an Avco Lycoming piston engine in pusher configuration and pylon mounted above the hull.

The manufacturing rights were acquired by the Lake Aircraft Corporation in October 1959 and the aircraft was built as the LA-4-200 Buccaneer. A six-seat development with a lengthened hull was named Renegade.


Lycoming IO-360 A1B 200HP
LA-4-200 EP
Lycoming IO-360 A1B6 200HP Standard fuel floats [1]

Specifications (LA-4-200 Buccaneer)[edit]

Lake LA-4-200 Buccaneer

Data from The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft (Part Work 1982-1985). Orbis Publishing. pp. 2279–80. 

General characteristics

  • Crew: 1
  • Capacity: 3 passengers
  • Length: 24 ft 11 in (7.59 m)
  • Wingspan: 38 ft 0 in (11.58 m)
  • Height: 9 ft 4 in (2.84 m)
  • Wing area: 170 ft2 (15.79 m2)
  • Empty weight: 1555 lb (705 kg)
  • Gross weight: 2690 lb (1220 kg)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Avco Lycoming IO-360-B1A piston engine, 200 hp (149 kW)


  • Cruise speed: 150 mph (241 km/h)
  • Range: 825 miles (1328 km)
  • Service ceiling: 14,700 ft (4480 m)

See also[edit]

Related development
Related lists


  • Taylor, Michael J. H. (1989). Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation. London: Studio Editions. 
  • The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft (Part Work 1982-1985). Orbis Publishing. pp. 2279–80. 
  1. ^ "Lake Amphibians". Retrieved 2 September 2013. 

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