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.
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Stinson L-5 Sentinel
Type: two-seat liason aircraft Crew: 2 Armament: none Specifications: 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 Propulsion: No. of Engines: 1 Powerplant: Lycoming O-435-1 Horsepower: 185 hp Performance: 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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