Piper Aviation Museum - Piper PA-48 Enforcer
Bill Maloney

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01 Piper PA-48 Enforcer 02 Piper PA-48 Enforcer 03 Piper PA-48 Enforcer 04 Piper PA-48 Enforcer Main Gear
05PiperPA48EnforcerMainGear 06PiperPA48EnforcerTailWheel 07PiperPA48EnforcerTail 08PiperPA48EnforcerTipTank
05 Piper PA-48 Enforcer Main Gear 06 Piper PA-48 Enforcer Tail Wheel 07 Piper PA-48 Enforcer Tail 08 Piper PA-48 Enforcer Tip Tank
09PiperPA48EnforcerJetExhaust 10PiperPA48EnforcerJetExhaust 11PiperPA48EnforcerCowlHeatVent 12PiperPA48EnforcerTipTank
09 Piper PA-48 Enforcer Jet Exhaust 10 Piper PA-48 Enforcer Jet Exhaust 11 Piper PA-48 Enforcer Cowl Heat Vent 12 Piper PA-48 Enforcer Tip Tank
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13 Piper PA-48 Enforcer Canopy 14 Piper PA-48 Enforcer Canopy 15 Piper PA-48 Enforcer Propeller Spinner

Piper PA-48 Enforcer Specifications:

Length: 34 feet, 2 inches
41 feet, 4 inches
13 feet, 1 inch
Empty - 7,200lbs Max Takeoff - 14,000lbs
Max Speed: 403mph
Cruise Speed: 250mph
Range: 920 miles
Service Ceiling: 25,000 feet
Fuel Capacity: gallons
Powerplant: Avco Lycoming YT55-L-9 2,445 shaft horsepower
Amament: A mix of Two GE GPU 30mm gun pods, MK-82 snakeye bombs, Bristol GRV-7 rockets, CBU canisters, MK-20 Rockeye antitank rockets
First Flight : 1971
Cost: $

This is the only remaining Piper PA-48 Enforcer of 4 built. It is not yet at the Piper Aviation Musem but the museum staff are lobbying hard to bring it to their museum. Currently it is tucked away in the USAF Museum in Dayton's R&D hangar. To see it you have to sign up for a bus ride from the museum to the R&D hangar and you will have about 45 minutes to view all the aircraft crammed in there before catching the return bus to the museum. If it were at the Piper Aviation Museum, it would be a centerpiece display rather than stored off site. I hope it makes its way home to Lock Haven one day..

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