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D-EHCB Piper L-18C Super Cub c/n 18-3219 (frame 18-3230) - Belgian AF OL-L45 colours - Hoogeveen - 17 Augustus 2005 vliegveld Hoogeveen (EHHO)

The Piper PA-18C Super Cub is a two-seat high-wing light utility aircraft. The Piper PA-18 Super Cub flew for the first time in 1949, and the FAA Type certification was awarded on 18 November 1949. The first production Super Cubs were delivered in 1949. Over 10.000 Super Cubs were built, including about 8,500 civilian Super Cubs and more than 1,800 delivered to the U.S. and several foreign military services as L-18Cs and L-21s for liaison; training; transport and target tugs work. Most of the Super Cubs were built until 1981 when production originally ceased. Super Cub production resumed by WTA between 1982 and 1988 totalled 250. Between 1988 and 1994 Piper Aircraft built another 102.

The 1953-built Piper L-18C c/n 18-3219 (frame-nr. 18-3230) USAF serial 53-4819 entered service with the Belgian Army in 1954. It was operated as L145 and OL L45 with the Belgian Air Force. The Super Cub was stationed in Belgium at Wevelgem, Coxyde and Brasschaat and in Germany at Butzweilerhof near Cologne until it was retired from military service in 1969. In July 1969, the aircraft was registered in Germany as D-EHCB. In 2002, the aircraft was wfu and the registration D-EHCB was cancelled. The aircaft was transported to Hoogeveen and rebuilt as new. The aircraft was not only rebuilt but it also recieved the original colours as it wear during its military career in Belgium. Piper L-18C Super Cub D-EHCB is part of the DNW-fleet as the 'Belgian Air Force OL L14'. Piper L-18C Super Cub D-EHCB /'Belgische Luchtmacht OL L14' was photographed at its homebase Hoogeveen in the Netherlands.

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