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Piper's Golden Age

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By: Alan Abel, Drina Welch Abel & Paul Matt

Piper's Golden Age is a book included in The Golden Age of Aviation Series. Piper's Golden Age details the formation, struggles and successes of the Piper Aircraft Corporation, Lock Haven, Pennsylvania, during the Golden Age of Aviation. Included in the Piper's Golden Age book is Information on how William T. Piper and C.G. Taylor got together, and what led to their ultimate split. Piper's Golden Age includes the many different airplane models built from the 1920s through the post WWII boom/bust.

In Piper's Golden Age emphasis is given to these aircraft: Taylor Chummy, Taylor E-2 Cub, Taylor/Piper J-2 Cub, Piper J-3 Cub, Piper J-4 Cub Coupe, Piper Experimentals, Piper PA-12 Super Cruiser, Piper PA-11 Cub Special, Piper PA-14 Family Cruiser, Piper PA-15 Vagabond, Piper PA-16 Clipper, and Piper PA-18 Super Cub.

The Golden Age of Aviation Series highlights a number of aircraft manufacturers during the 1900s, 1910s, 1920s, 1930s & 1940s. The series presents an historical look at Aviation’s Golden Years through detailed text, numerous photos, internationally acclaimed 3-view airplane scale drawings, archival materials and original magazine ads of the era.
Piper's Golden Age


American Aviation Historical Society: "...details the people, facilities and manufacturing operations."

EAA's Sport Aviation: "...progressively tells the events and details of these aircraft."

Skyways: "a jewel…. extraordinary…. marvelous…. 3-views augment excellent photos and text.”

General Aviation News: "...books ARE A MUST FOR AVIATION BUFFS."

Historic Aviation: "....rich narrative and colorful histories."

Piper’s Golden Age

Book Contents

Chapter   Page
1 The Taylor Brothers Aircraft Corporation 1
2 The Taylor E-2 Cub 6
3 The Taylor-Piper Split 15
4 The Taylor J-2 Cub 16
5 The Taylor J-3 Cub 24
6 The Piper J-4 Cub Coupe 39
7 The Piper J-5 Cruiser 45
8 Preparing for War 48
9 The Grasshoppers 49
10 The Piper TG-8 Training Glider 57
11 Postwar Piper 60
12 Piper Experimentals 61
13 The Piper PA-12 Super Cruiser 65
14 The Round-the-World Super Cruisers 72
15 The Postwar Boom/Bust 77
16 The Piper PA-11 Cub Special 79
17 The Piper PA-14 Family Cruiser 81
18 The Piper PA-15 Vagabond 82
19 The Piper PA-16 Clipper 84
20 The Piper-18 Super Cub 85
21 A New Era Dawning 88

100 pages, 8.5 x 11, SB, 130 photos including factory photos, 11 pages of beautiful, internationally acclaimed 3-view drawings of various Piper models by Paul Matt.

Piper's Golden Age

ISBN Number: 978-1-891118-60-9

Item Number: 295

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