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L-15 Scout

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L-15 Scout
Type Liason aircraft
Manufacturer Boeing
Maiden flight 13 July 1947
Number built 12

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.


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Specifications (XL-15)

Data from Boeing Aircraft since 1916 [1]

General characteristics

  • 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:Lycoming O-290-7 four cylinder air cooled horizontally opposed engine, 125 hp (93 kW)




  1. 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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