Nov 23, 2014
The planes intended use was close air support/ground attack. It was originally developed by Cavalier Aircraft, They closed in 1971 and sold the Enforcer to Piper Aircraft for further development. It was originally equipped with a Rolls-Royce Dart 510 Turboprop engine.
Piper refitted the plane with a Lycoming YT55-L9A Turboprop engine. It also had ceramic armor for the engine, airframe and pilot. I mistakenly told you it was used by the US air force, It was never flown in battle, in fact there were only two built. One was test flown for over 200 hours and the other one crashed off the coast of Florida in the late 70's. Sorry about the misinformation.