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|Maiden flight||13 July 1947|
The Boeing L-15 Scout or YL-15 was a small, piston engine liason aircraft built by Boeing in very small numbers after World War II. It was a short take-off and landing (STOL) aircraft powered by a 125 hp Lycoming engine. The L-15 was an attempt by Boeing to expand its product line as World War II drew to a close and Boeing's production of combat aircraft declined. Boeing decided against marketing the L-15 as a general aviation aircraft and the few that were produced went to the United States Army. Most were used in Alaska for various duties.
Data from Boeing Aircraft since 1916 
- Crew: Two (pilot and observer)
- Length: 25 ft 3 in (7.70 m)
- Wingspan: 40 ft 0 in (12.20 m)
- Height: 8 ft 8½ in (2.65 m)
- Wing area: 269 ft² (25.0 m²)
- Empty weight: 1,509 lb (686 kg)
- Loaded weight: 2,050 lb (932 kg)
- Powerplant: 1× Lycoming O-290-7 four cylinder air cooled horizontally opposed engine, 125 hp (93 kW)
- Maximum speed: 97 knots (112 mph, 180 km/h)
- Cruise speed: 88 knots (101 mph, 163 km/h)
- Stall speed: 30 knots (35mph, 56 km/h)
- Service ceiling: 16,400 ft (5,000 m)
- Rate of climb: 628 ft/min (3.2 m/s)
- Wing loading: 7.62 lb/ft² (37.3 kg/m²)
- Power/mass: 0.061 hp/lb (0.10 kW/kg)
- Endurance: 2¼ hours normal, 5½ hours with external fuel
- ↑ Bowers 1989, p.374-375.
- Bowers, Peter M. Boeing Aircraft since 1916. London: Putnam, Third edition 1989. ISBN 0-85177-804-6.
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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "L-15 Scout".