“The Clunker”, as it was known, was a one-seat civillian plane that was notorious for it’s speed, albeit at the loss of manueverbillity.
Originally released under the name “HellFyre”, it was considered one of L&L’s worst planes and was derogatorily called “The Clunker”. The name stuck and L&L rereleased the plane under the nickanme Clunker. This time, it sold as a novelty plane that was used for show more than flight.
The plane was finally discontinued for good after one crashed into another during an air show: an accident that could easily have been avoided if the plane were more agile. L&L was hit by numerous lawsuits from the surviving family memeber a of the two dead pilots, but these were quietly settled out-of-court to avoid bad publicity.
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- Wingspan 36.1ft (11.0m)
- Length 29.7ft (9.1m)
- Height 11.2ft (3.4m)
- Empty Weight 5,378lbs (2,439kg)
- Loaded Weight 6,508lbs (2,952kg)
- Horse Power/Weight Ratio 0.46
- Wing Loading 38.7lbs/ft2 (188.9kg/m2)
- Wing Area 168.2ft2 (15.6m2)
- Drag Points 4245
- Number of Parts 46
- Control Surfaces 8
- Performance Cost 267