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Southwest Air Rangers Piper PA-28-181 Archer II

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Model ID#:

0425

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Archer II

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PA-28-181

MODEL BY:

H. Davidson

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N/A

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historical significance

First Albuquerque Visit:    1976

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The Piper PA-28 Cherokee is a two or four seat light aircraft built by Piper Aircraft Company. It was designed as a training aircraft, air taxi aircraft, and for personal use. The PA-28 family of aircraft are all-metal, unpressurized, single piston-engine aircraft with low wings and a tricycle layout landing gear. Access to the cabin is through a single door on the right side of the aircraft which is entered by stepping on the wing’s surface. In 1974, Piper began marketing aircraft models such as the Cruiser, the Archer, and the Pathfinder.
The PA-28-181, “Archer II” model featured fixed landing gear, Lycoming O-360-A4A or -A4M engine with 180 horsepower and a gross weight of 2,550 pounds. An additional change from the PA-28-180 model included a tapered wing. The aircraft was first certified on 8 July 1975.
Steve Herman and Southwest Air Rangers of El Paso, Texas, configured this Piper PA-25-181 Archer II, N-15534, aircraft to be used for an aerial nuclear survey of western and northwestern New Mexico. This was the first use of a light aircraft for this type of survey work and it took place on January 10, 1976.
A standard Piper Archer II

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