Piper PA-7

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PA-7 Skycoupe
Role Light aircraft
Manufacturer Piper Aircraft
First flight 1944
Number built 1

The Piper PA-7 Skycoupe was a 1940s American two-seat light aircraft designed and built by Piper Aircraft at Lock Haven. Towards the end of 1944 Piper announced a number of aircraft it intended to build after the war. One of these was the PWA-1 Skycoupe (Post War Airplane 1). A prototype was built in 1943, it was a two-seat side-by-side low-wing cantilever monoplane with a twin-boom fuselage with a tricycle landing gear. It had a Franklin 4ACG-199-H3 engine driving a pusher propeller. In 1945 it was redesignated the PA-7 Skycoupe but no further examples were built.

Specifications (PA-7)[edit]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 2
  • Wingspan: 30 ft 0 in ( m)
  • Gross weight: 1597 lb ( kg)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Franklin 4ACG-199-H3, 113 hp ( kW)


  • Maximum speed: 110 mph ( km/h)
  • Range: 400 miles ( km)


  • Roger W. Peperell and Colin M.Smith, Piper Aircraft and their forerunners, 1987, Air-Britain (Historians), ISBN 0-85130-149-5, Page 47 and 50.