Title: Taylorcraft L-2 Grasshopper 

The Taylorcraft L-2 was developed from the Taylorcraft civil model D, which first flew in 1941 and had been specially developed by Taylorcraft with a tandem seating layout as favored by the military at that time. The military version was originally designated O-57 and re-designated L-2 in 1942. The name “Grasshopper” was coined by a USAAF General after witnessing a bumpy landing by an L-2. Nearly 2,000 examples were produced during WW2, and they were used for artillary spotting and short-range reconnaissance and transport duties.

This title contains two editions of the USAAF pilot flight manual for the L-2 series along with the Erection and Maintenance Manual.  The files have been scanned from the original flight manuals and retain any colour pages.


This title contains:

  • USAAF Pilot’s Flight Operating Instructions for the L-2, L-2A and L-2B, T.O. No 01-135DA-1 dated 1-3-43 revised to 10-4-43, with approx. 22 pages.
  • USAAF Pilot’s Flight Operating Instructions for the L-2, L-2A, L-2B and L-2M, AN 01-135DA-1 dated 20-1-44 revised to 25-10-44, with approx. 34 pages.
  • USAAF Erection and Maintenance Instructions for the L-2. L-2A and L-2B, T.O. No 01-135DA-2 dated 1-9-43, with approx. 18 pages.