Piper J-3 Cub (multiple)

I photographed these Piper J-3 examples at Chino, NMoUSAF and Evergreen. During WWII, the Army The Army purchased 5,677 Cubs as L-4 Grasshopper to help fill the observation/liaison role.


1943 Piper J3C-65 Cub #10376

Displayed as an L-4A Grasshopper

Boeing Field 2011

Paine Field 2016


Piper J3C-65 Cub #10732

painted as 43-29441

Planes of Fame, Chino 2018


1940 Piper J3C-65 Cub #4963 on Edo Floats

Curiously, both the J3C examples at the WAAAM have different N-numbers (and are definitely two airframes!) but their Piper construction numbers are very similar: 4963 and 4693.

WAAAM, Hood River 2021


1940 Piper J3C-65 Cub #4693

WAAAM, Hood River 2021


1938 Piper J3P #2474

WAAAM, Hood River 2021


1944 Piper J3C-65 Cub #13695

Displayed as an L-4J Grasshopper 45-4955

HFF, Paine Field 2019


1942 Piper J3L-65 Cub #G31

Evergreen Museum 2018


1946 Piper J3C-65 Cub #15641

Museum of Flight 2016


1944 Piper J3C-65 Cub #13284

Displayed as a Piper L-4J Grasshopper 45-4544

WAAAM, Hood River 2021