Piper J3-C65 Cub at the Fargo Air Museum
Piper J3-C65 Cub at the Fargo Air Museum

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The Piper J3-C65 Cub was intended for training and personal purposes. The aircraft’s standard chrome yellow paint has come to be known as “Cub yellow” or “Lock Haven Yellow”. The first version of the cub appeared in 1930 and was called the Taylor E-2 Cub. The E-2 was meant to be an affordable aircraft that would be more accessible to people and spark their interest in aviation. The Cub quickly became one of the top sellers of the private plane market. In 1946, more than 6,000 cubs were made to meet the demand after the war. The demand for them was so high, that Cub’s were being produced in Lock Haven, PA every 20 minutes.