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The Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum in Hood River, Oregon has a collection of 82 airplanes. Shown below are some photographs of airplanes from 1940 to 1949.

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Shown above: 1940 Piper J-5A Cub. A total of 1,507 J-5 Cubs were built. It had a cruising speed of 75 MPH.  

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Shown above: 1940 Piper J3 Cub. The J-3 was first produced in 1938 and a total of 19,888 were produced.

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Shown above: 1940 Cessna C-165 Airmaster

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Shown above: 1940 Fairchild UC-86. With a top speed of 145 MPH, this aircraft could cruise at 125 MPH.

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Shown above: 1941 Piper J4-A Cub Coupe. With a top speed of 93 MPH, this aircraft could cruise at 83 MPH. A total of 1,251 J-4 Cub Coupes were produced.

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Shown above: 1941 Stearman N2S-3

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Shown above: 1941 Taylorcraft BC12-65. Taylorcraft began producing aircraft in 1935.

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Shown above: 1942 Ryan Aeronautical PT-22 Recruit. The Ryan Aeronautical Company was founded in San Diego by T. Claude Ryan in 1934. A total of 1,048 PT-22 Recruits were built for the U.S. Army Air Corps.

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Shown above: 1942 Stearman PT-13

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Shown above: 1942 Taylorcraft TG-6 Training Glider

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Shown above: 1942 North American SNJ-5

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Shown above: Piper HE-1. According to the display:

“The United States Navy ordered 100 air ambulance aircraft from the Piper Aircraft Corporation for use in the Pacific Theater during World War II.”
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Shown above: 1942 Aeronca L-3B Grasshopper. Aeronca Aircraft Company was founded in 1928 in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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Shown above: 1943 Taylorcraft L-2M Grasshopper.

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Shown above: 1948 Emigh A-2 Trojan. A total of 58 of these aircraft were built. It can cruise at 115 MPH with a top speed of 130 MPH.

Originally posted to Kossack Air Force on Fri Jan 31, 2014 at 08:48 AM PST.

Also republished by History for Kossacks, Shutterbugs, and Koscadia.

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