The ultimate classic, a J-3 Cub, is what comes to mind when most people think of “a lightplane”.
A very unusual and expensive five-place airplane, the Sea Bird had many fascinating characteristics.
Designed as a WWI era five-place heavy bomber, the 68 foot span Vickers Vimy was produced too late to see combat service.
Never known for their production of military aircraft, Spartan did build a few primary trainers for the United States Navy.
One of the most successful of early pioneer designs was the Curtiss Pusher series of biplanes.
The two-place side-by-side Ercoupe first enter production just before World War II, with a 65 hp Continental engine.
The BT-14 was a later development of the 440 hp Wright-powered BT-9 basic trainer used by the United States Army Air Corps.
The most successful British fighter of WWI (1,294 “kills”), the Sopwith Camel was also one of the most heavily produced.
The Sch-2 was built in the Soviet Union, with production beginning in 1930.
The Piper PA-16 Clipper is not a common seaplane, but there are a few still out there flying regularly.