Top Gun Aircraft Highlight–Can you name this plane?

May 02, 2013 12 Comments by

Hint! It is not a North American P-51 Mustang.IMG_0011

The full-size aircraft was powered by a Turbo-prop turbine engine and it was proposed as a ground attack aircraft for the USAF. Leave a comment if you know what it is.


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12 Responses to “Top Gun Aircraft Highlight–Can you name this plane?”

  1. Steve Thomas says:

    P 48 Enforcer, built by the Piper company in Lakeland!

    • Fred E says:

      I remember that now. I worked at Piper in Lakeland just before it closed and I remember this project. The Piper plant location is right next to where Top Gun is held. Very cool.

  2. Don S says:

    That was the PA-48 Enforcer. It was initially developed around the same time as the A-10 to do close air support and ground attack roles. 4 were built and 2 were at Davis-Monthan AFB in storage at AMARC.

  3. Bob Barth says:

    It is a Piper P-48 Enforcer.

  4. Jerry Amelang says:

    It’s a Piper Enforcer. The only one left is at the Museum of the USAirForce.

  5. Paul Jackson says:

    ITS A MUSTANG Cavalier a private plane conversion to try to go to the private sector built in Sarasoto Florid.good looking plane

  6. Ray Phillips says:

    Aircrfat is a Piper Enforcer, builkt by Piper Aircraft of Vero Beach, Fl.

  7. Ken says:

    PA-48 Enforcer N481PE

  8. Hugh Pottie says:

    It’s a Cavalier Mustang. :)

  9. Sam Martyk says:

    Cavalier Turbo Mustang 111

  10. Donald Myers says:

    I vote for the PA-48 Enforcer.

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