Luscombe 10

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Model 10
Luscombe Model 10.jpg
Role Sport aircraft
National origin United States
Manufacturer Luscombe Aircraft
Designer Mischa Cantor
First flight December 1945
Number built 1

The Luscombe 10 was a single-seat sport aircraft built in the United States in 1945.[1] It was a conventional, low-wing cantilever monoplane with fixed, tailwheel landing gear, designed for aerobatics.[2] The wings, tail unit, and engine section were all adapted from the Luscombe 8, while the fuselage center section was an all-new design, relocating the Model 8's wings from a high to low position.[3]

Despite promising results from flight testing, Luscombe ultimately felt that there was not a sufficient market for the type, and development was halted almost immediately.[3] The sole prototype (registration NX-33337) was destroyed in 1948 for tax reasons.[4]


Data from

General characteristics

  • Crew: One pilot
  • Length: 17 ft 9 in (5.41 m)
  • Wingspan: 26 ft 6 in (8.07 m)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Continental A65, 65 hp (50 kW)


  1. ^ Taylor 1989, 613
  2. ^ Simpson 1995, 239
  3. ^ a b
  4. ^ The Luscombe Endowment FAQ, Q9
  • "Luscombe". Retrieved 2008-10-17. 
  • "FAQ". The Luscombe Endowment. Retrieved 2008-10-17. 
  • Simpson, R. W. (1995). Airlife's General Aviation. Shrewsbury: Airlife Publishing. 
  • Taylor, Michael J. H. (1989). Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation. London: Studio Editions.