Piper PA-6

PA-6 Sky Sedan
Role Light aircraft
Manufacturer Piper Aircraft
First flight 1944
Number built Two

The Piper PA-6 Sky Sedan was a 1940s American four-seat light aircraft designed and built in prototype form by Piper Aircraft at its Lock Haven, Pennsylvania, factory.[1]


Towards the end of 1944 Piper announced a number of aircraft types it intended to build after World War II. One of these was the PWA-6 Sky Sedan (Post War Airplane 6). A prototype was built in 1945 as a development of Piper's unsuccessful two-seat PT-1 trainer. Its fuselage had a fabric-covered metal frame with a four-seat cabin. It was a low-wing cantilever monoplane with a conventional tail unit and a retractable tailwheel landing gear. Originally to be powered by a 140 hp Franklin engine, it had a 165 hp Continental E-165 engine. By the time it first flew the designation had been changed to PA-6. A second aircraft was built in 1947, it differed by having an all-metal construction, a 205 hp Continental E-185 engine and a one-piece windscreen. Neither version was placed into production at a time when a short boom in postwar general aviation was ending.[2][3]

Specifications (PA-6)

General characteristics


See also

Aircraft of comparable role, configuration and era


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  2. Brady (2000), p.244
  3. Bednarek, Dr. Janet. "General Aviation - An Overview", United States Centennial of Flight Commission retrieved 11 August 2012
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