February 23, 2018 -- 1948 Luscombe
A restored 1948 Luscombe, Model 8F on landing approach at Will Rogers Memorial Fly-in near Oologah, Oklahoma.
Luscombe’s Model 8 Silvaire first appeared in 1937, and the first 50-hp production models were on the market in 1938. In March 1939, the 8A, with a 65-hp Lycoming, and the 813, with a 65-hp Continental engine, were introduced. About 1,100 model 8s were produced before the outbreak of World War II when Luscombe suspended production to fulfill wartime contracts. Production was resumed after the war with allmetal versions of the Silvaire, the 8E and 8F. Side-by-side two-seaters, the postwar models used a Continental 90- hp engine and were claimed to be acrobatic. Over 6,000 postwar Silvaires were built, and more than 2,000 are currently rated airworthy.
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From 2018 Daily Photos