MaxFavorites: The AG-5B “Tiger” model. “GA all the Way”

MaxSez: Here’s a sporty eye catcher GA. An early design upgraded over the years, most recently produced by American General in West Virginia. The craft comes in various models but I like the “Tiger” best!



AG-5B Tiger
For eleven years the design was not produced and then in the late 1980s a new company was formed to produce the Tiger. American General Aviation Corporation carried out further design improvements including introducing a new split nose cowling (engine cover) that could be removed without removing the propeller, a new instrument panel and improved exterior lighting, a new fuel quantity indication system, a 28 volt electrical system replacing the older 14 volt system, a new-style throttle quadrant and improvements to the heat and ventilation systems. Aerodynamic improvements raised the optimal altitude cruise speed from 139 knots (257 km/h) true airspeed to 143 knots (265 km/h) TAS. The redesigned aircraft was put into production under an amended type certificate as the American General AG-5B Tiger. The new company had considered producing AA-1s and AA-5A Cheetahs, but those plans were never fulfilled before it closed its doors in 1993. American General produced Tigers for model years 1990-93 and delivered 181 aircraft in that time.

Specifications (2005 model Tiger Aircraft AG-5B Tiger)
Lycoming O-360 Engine installed in an AA-5B
Data from Tiger Aircraft[8]
General characteristics
Crew: one, pilot
Capacity: three passengers
Length: 22 ft 0 in (6.7 m)
Wingspan: 31 ft 6 in (9.6 m)
Height: 8 ft 0 in (2.4 m)
Wing area: 140 ft² (13 m²)
Empty weight: 1,500 lb (680 kg)
Loaded weight: 2,400 lb (1090 kg)
Max. takeoff weight: 2,400 lb (1090 kg)
Powerplant: 1 × Lycoming O-360-A4K air-cooled, 4-cylinder, horizontally-opposed piston engine, 180 hp (134 kW)
Maximum speed: 143 knots (163 mph, 265 km/h)
Range: 686 nm (789 mi, 1,270 km)
Service ceiling: 13,800 ft (4,200 m)
Rate of climb: 850 ft/min (259 m/min)
Wing loading: 17.1 lb/ft² (83 kg/m²)
Power/mass: 0.08 hp/lb (0.12 kW/kg)
(Source: WIKI - Photo: Public Domaine)

I like it Good Request !


Good request Max. It looks very spoopy for Halloween.

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Too me this is like a chihuahua dressed in a shark costume. 😂

I’m not gonna lie, this is probably the best looking GA aircraft after the Bonanza with the V Tail. Sadly outta votes though and not looking to get rid of one but I support this :)

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