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United States' Stinson L-5 Sentinel liaison

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Stinson L-5 Sentinel liaison:
United States' Stinson L-5 Sentinel liaison
Aeronautics Aircraft Spotters' Handbook
Stinson L-5 Sentinel liaison:
United States' Stinson L-5 Sentinel liaison
Aeronautics Aircraft Spotters' Handbook
Stinson L-5 Sentinel liaison:
United States' Stinson L-5 Sentinel liaison
Stinson L-5 Sentinel liaison:
United States' Stinson L-5 Sentinel liaison

Design

Stinson was a division of Vultee so this may be called the Vultee L-5 Sentinel in some sources.

The Stinson L-5 Sentinel was developed from the three seat civilian Stinson 105 Voyager. The L-5 was ready for production in 1942.

Production

An order for 1,731 was placed by the military.

  • Total: >3,000
  • Manufacturer: Consolidated Vultee Aircraft Corporation

Usage

Air Ambulance

The L-5 Sentinel could be modified so that it could be an ambulance by carrying one stretcher.

Korean War

The L-5 was still being used in the Korean War.

Specifications

  Stinson L-5 Sentinel
Type Liaison
Crew 2
Engine (Type) Lycoming O-435-1
Cylinders 4
Cooling Air, Liquid
HP 165
Propeller blades  
Dimensions  
Span 34'
Length 24' 1"
Height 7' 11"
Wing area  
Weight  
Empty  
Loaded 2,020 lb
Performance  
Speed 130 mph
Cruising speed  
Climb  
Service ceiling 15,800'
Range 420 miles
Armament None

Sources:

  1. World War II Airplanes Volume 2, Enzo Angelucci, Paolo Matricardi, 1976
  2. Aeronautics Aircraft Spotters' Handbook, Ensign L. C. Guthman, 1943
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