The Piper PA-18-150 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 1963-built Piper PA-18-150 Super Cub s/n 18-7918 entered service
with the Swedish Army Air Corps (Arméflygkar) as the Fpl 51B '51245'.
Swedish military aircraft are identified by designations, consisting of
a role prefix and a sequential number: the Piper PA-18-150 has not a
special task and is a Fpl 51 (Flygplan). The Swedish defence forces
originally used the Piper PA-18 Super Cub as an artillery observation
platform for the Army. The first batch of six Piper PA-18-150 Super Cubs
was designated Fpl 51A in Sweden and delivered in 1958. In 1959, a
second batch of six Piper PA-18-150s arrived in Sweden. These aircraft
were modified for military use and designated Fpl 51B. In 1963, a third
batch of six Fpl 51B was delivered, including Fpl 51B '51245'. Totally
six Fpl 51A and twenty-three Fpl 51B were flown by the Swedish defence
forces. In 1973, the Fpl 51B '51245' was withdrawn from active service
in the Army. On 12 July 1973, the aircraft was registered SE-GCK as a
Piper PA-18-150 with a privat owner. On 14 May 2015, Piper PA-18-150
Super Cub SE-GCK was seen at Hoogeveen Airport in the Netherlands during
Wings & Wheels 2015.