AOPA General Aviation News

It had a tube-and-fabric fuselage, a propeller from a U.S. Army Piper Lā€“4 Grasshopper, and a powerplant pieced together from 65-horsepower Continental engines sold as scrap. Built by brothers Giovanni and Luigi Pascale in postwar Italy, the P48 Astore began a legacy of general aviation aircraft construction that continues today with Tecnam Aircraft.

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