The PA-12 was powered by a 100 hp Lycoming O-235 engine, was fully cowled, and had a metal sparred wing with two 18 gallon fuel tanks. It sported a red and cream paint design. Many PA-12s have been modified with larger engines and wing flaps.
When Piper dropped the J- designation system in exchange for the PA- system, the J-5C became the PA-12 "Super Cruiser". The Super Cruiser was more popular than the basic J-5A. They sold for $2,995 each. In 1947, two PA-12s flew around the world, and the worst mechanical failure they suffered was a cracked tailwheel. More than a thousand still fly today.
Piper PA-12 Super Cruiser: if you're looking for an airplane with more utility than a J-3 but not as high-toot as the Super Cub, the PA-12 may be just the thing.(USED AIRCRAFT GUIDE)(Product/ service evaluation)
Aug 01, 2009; [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] While much of the recent chatter among used-airplane market watchers involves the seemingly bottomless...
Piper PA-12: October 8, 2009, Burlington, Wash.(NTSB Reports: Recent general aviation and air carrier accidents)(Brief article)
Dec 01, 2009; At about 1305 Pacific time, the airplane impacted terrain after shortly after takeoff. The private pilot was killed by the...