DOUG DUNCAN COLLECTION
No. 8778. Packard-Lepère LUSAC-11 (42133) US Army Air Service
Photographed at the National Museum of the USAF, Wright-Patterson AFB, Dayton, Ohio, USA, April 2008, by Doug Duncan

Packard-Lepère LUSAC-11

09/30/2009. This fighter aircraft was designed for the USAAS Engineering Division by Capitaine Georges Lepère of the French Aviation mission to the USA and produced by the Packard Motor Car Company. The LUSAC-11 was of plywood construction and powered by a 400 hp Liberty engine.

The first of six prototypes flew in August 1918, after satisfying testing 3,525 production aircraft were ordered. Seven aircraft were finished at the Armistice, and series production was halted after 25 aircraft were finished. Eight more aircraft were produced for other roles. Here are the numbers produced, the aircraft tested at McCook Field are also stated with Project Numbers in brackets:

Created March 31, 2009