The Piper L-4 Grasshopper was an American reconnaissance aircraft, developed from the civilian Piper Cub series. The aircraft is very slow and the maximum speed is only 137 km/h. But it can take off and land on short runways. This make the aircraft good for reconnaissance jobs, but also for special secret missions. The aircraft have no guns and its a very weak target for enemy aircrafts and anti-aircraft guns. The aircraft have only 2 crew members. The pilot, who sit on the back, and the observer/passanger on the front.
It entered in American service in 1941.
In FHSW you can use them for both reconnaissance aircraft and for special missions. On Alpenfestung, two aircrafts are available with silent handweapons near the aircraft. It can easy land nearby the churgh and can also take off. Via the mouse click, its also able to spot for the artillery.
|Piper L-4 "Seacup|
|General Historical Information|
|Place of origin||USA|
|Designer||C. G. Taylor and Walter Jamouneau|
|Manufacturer||Piper Aircraft, Inc.|
|Category||Reconnaissance water aircraft|
|General Ingame Information|
|Used by|| USA|
Great Britain and others
|Special abilities|| - Can spot artillery|
- Can land and taking off on small waters.
The Seacup version is a watercraft version and its a very rare aircraft ingame. Its only used on a few maps on the pacific.