1946 Stinson L-5 "Sentinel"

Serial Number - 78-870

FAA reg - N98629

The Stinson L-5 Sentinel was a World War II era liaison aircraft used by all branches of the U.S. military and by the British Royal Air Force. It was produced by the Stinson Aircraft Company.

 

Along with the Stinson L-1 Vigilant, the L-5 was the only other American liaison aircraft of World War II that was purpose-built for military use and had no civilian counterpart. All other military liaison airplanes adopted during World War II were lightly modified "off-the-shelf" civilian models.

specifications

DIMENSIONS AND CAPACITY 

CAPACITY: 2 - 1 Pilot and 1 passenger

SIZE: LENGTH 24 ft 1 in (7.34m),
WINGSPAN 34ft 0 in (10.36m),

HEIGHT  7 ft 11 in (2.41m),

EMPTY WEIGHT 1550 lb (702 kg)

MAX TAKE OFF WEIGHT: 2050 lb (929 kg)

PERFORMANCE

SPEED: 145 knots (163 mph (262 km/h)(200 mph (322 km/h military, in dive))

SERVICE CEILING: 15,800 ft (4,815.6m)

RANGE: 375 sm (603 km)

Armament:
None (technically). Some aircraft had jury rigged, anti-tank rocket launchers (mainly bazookas) installed and used with success against ground targets in WWII.

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