Stinson L-5 Sentinel

L-5 Sentinel picture

Originally designated the O-54 (with a later version known as the O-62), all types were re-designated L-5 in 1942 when the Observation category was changed to Liason. Approximately 1831 examples of the L-5 were manufactured, serving a variety of liason roles. Some Sentinels were modified to serve as an air ambulance, with an additional door being added for stretcher loading. The U.S. Marine Corps acquired 306 L-5s, which were designated OY-1 to denote their manufacture by Consolidated/Convair Aircraft.

Additional information on this aircraft can be found at Wikipedia here.
(updated February 2009)

Stinson L-5 Sentinel

Type:           two-seat liason aircraft
Crew:           2
Armament:       none

        Length:         24' 1" (7.34 m)
        Height:         7' 11" (2.41 m)
        Wingspan:       34' 0" (10.36 m)
        Wing area:      155 sq. ft (14.40 sq. m)
        Empty Weight:   1550 lb (703 kg)
        Max Weight:     2020 lb (916 kg) max at takeoff

        No. of Engines: 1
        Powerplant:     Lycoming O-435-1
        Horsepower:     185 hp

        Range:          420 miles (676 km)
        Cruise Speed:   (not listed)
        Max Speed:      130 mph ( 209 km/h) at 5500 ft
        Ceiling:        15,800 ft (4815 m)

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