|STANDARD DATA: Seats 4. Gross wt. 2,050. Empty wt. 1,150. Fuel capacity 40. Engine 145-hp Continental. PERFORMANCE: Top mph 120. Cruise mph 105. Stall mph 53. Initial climb rate 650. Range 430. Ceiling 12,400.|
The last civilian airplane to be produced by the Aeronca Manufacturing Corp., the 15AC Sedan, was also Aeronca’s first four-seater airplane. A prototype appeared in 1947, and production began in 1948. The Sedan soon became a familiar sight at civilian fields. A large number of Sedans were built, and over 200 of them are still active today. It featured an all-metal construction with a metal-skinned single-spar wing and fabric-covered, welded, steel-tube fuselage. Optional Franklin 165-hp engines were fitted into a few 15AC Sedans. Another option put the Aeronca on floats, and that version was called the S15AC.