Piper L-4 Recon Plane (Fr)

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Piper L-4 Recon Plane
Air Recon.
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General data
TypeAir
Nation
Divisions
Deployment cost10
Survivability
Armor
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ResilienceVery bad
AgilityVery good
Mobility and detection
Speed135 km/h
OpticsGood
Special abilities
This unit is specialised in reconnaissance: it can spot an enemy unit from further away than regular troops, and identify it quicker.Recon troops don't affect the frontline, nor are they affected by morale penalties in enemy territory. RECON

Piper L-4 Recon Plane is a Free French Air unit in Steel Division II.

Background[edit | edit source]

One of the most well known light aircraft in history, the Piper J-3 Cub was produced between 1938 and 1947 by Piper Aircraft. Simple, affordable, and reliable, the monoplane was powered by an air-cooled piston engine. Its stability and ease of use made it a perfect trainer aircraft for the Civilian Pilot Training Program established in the United States in 1939.

Its usability went beyond that, however. A militarized version, the L-4 Grasshopper, was introduced in 1941 (originally called O-59), and was used for artillery observation and scouting during the Invasion of France, allowing Allied units to located German strongpoints and armor, reducing the chance of ambush.

Each Artillery Battalion has two Grasshopper in the HQ Battery to serve as spotter and liaisons.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

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