Piper J-4A Cub Coupe

Pima Air and Space Museum Aircraft

Manufacturer
Piper
Markings
Piper Aircraft delivery scheme, 1939
Designation
J-4A
Registration
NC22783
Serial Number
4-469

Piper J-4A Cub Coupe

The J-4 Cub Coupe was introduced in September 1938 as an update to the already popular J-3 Cub. The J-4 offered a wider fuselage and side-by-side seating instead of the tandem seats of the J-3. The J-4A offered a more powerful engine. By the end of 1939 several hundred J-4s were in use in the U.S. and Canada. The J-4 remained an excellent selling product for Piper until December 1941 when all civilian aircraft manufacture came to a stop with the entry of the United States into World War II. Production of the Cub Coupe did not restart after the end of the war since Piper had moved on to more improved versions of the Cub.

Specifications
Wingspan 36 ft 1 in
Length 22 ft 6 in
Height 6 ft 10 in
Weight 1,300 lbs (loaded)
Max. Speed 100 mph
Service Ceiling 12,000 ft
Range 460 miles
Engines 1 Continental A-65 four cylinder 65 horsepower
Crew 2