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Lake Buccaneer

The Lake Buccaneer is an American four-seat light amphibious aircraft originally developed as the Colonial C-2 Skimmer, itself a development of the two-seat Colonial C-1 Skimmer.

Development

The C-2 Skimmer was developed in the late 1940s as a four-seat variant of the earlier C-1 Skimmer. An amphibian, and a cantilever shoulder-wing monoplane with a single-step all metal hull with retractable tricycle landing gear. Powered by an Avco Lycoming piston engine in pusher configuration and pylon mounted above the hull.

The manufacturing rights were acquired by the Lake Aircraft Corporation in October 1959 and the aircraft was built as the LA-4-200 Buccaneer. A six-seat development with a lengthened hull was named Renegade.

Specifications (Lake LA-4-200 Buccaneer)

General characteristics
Crew: 1
Capacity: 3 passengers
Length: 24 ft 11 in (7.59 m)
Wingspan: 38 ft 0 in (11.58 m)
Height: 9 ft 4 in (2.84 m)
Wing area: 170 ft² (15.79 m²)
Empty weight: 1555 lb (705 kg)
Gross weight: 2690 lb (1220 kg)
Powerplant: 1 × Avco Lycoming IO-360-B1A piston engine, 200 hp (149 kW)

Performance
Cruise speed: 150 mph (241 km/h)
Range: 825 miles (1328 km)
Service ceiling: 14,700 ft (4480 m)

Last updated August 13, 2010
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