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Belgian Air Component L-21B Super Cub

Royal International Air Tattoo
Royal International Air Tattoo
Royal International Air Tattoo
Royal International Air Tattoo
The Piper Cub is one of the most outstanding light aircraft in aviation history, having fulfilled a huge range of tasks. Apart from being a tremendously popular type on the private market, it has been used as a trainer, artillery spotter, air ambulance and many other things. More than 20,000 examples of the original J-3 Cub and derivatives were built, followed by over 15,000 units of the more powerful PA-18 Super Cub. The latter remarkably remains in service as a glider tug, supporting the sailplanes of Belgium's Air Cadets. These 180hp L-21B variants are flown by the Militair Centrum Voor Zweefvliegen/Centre Militaire de Vol ą Voile (Military Gliding Centre) based at Goetsenhoven. Four are today in use, a total of five Super Cubs having been obtained by Belgium in 1975 from the Royal Netherlands Air Force.

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