PA-16 Clipper


4 place high wing aircraft with fabric covered wings and fuselage.

A stretched and refined version of the Vagabond with added door to accommodate the extra seating.

Lycoming O-235 115 hp engine.           736 built at Lock Haven between 1948 and 1949.

Pan American had traditionally named its luxury airliners “Clippers” and took objection to Piper using the name for their light aircraft. The resulting pressure put on Piper lead to the development of a more refined version leading to the PA-20 Pacer with a more powerful 125hp Lycoming O-290 engine. (see PA-20 Pacer)