Stinson L-1 Vigilant. Photo. Characteristics.
A type: single-engine reconnaissance aircraft and connected with high-wing
Capacity: the pilot and one passenger, arranged one behind the other
One of the three manufacturers have submitted their projects in response to a request issued by the US Air Force in 1940 year to create a light reconnaissance aircraft, the firm "Stinson" won the competition - the company "Bellanca» (Bellanca) with the aircraft Y0-50 and "Ryan" (the plane Y0-51), received a copy of the contract on his plane 142 0-49.
To achieve the desired air force of performance "Stinson" provided the entire front edge of the wing automatic slats and back - slotted flaps large scale and large slotted ailerons. By the beginning of the production of the aircraft "Vidzhilent» (Vigilant - alert), as he was called in the Royal Air Force, the company "Stinson" was purchased by "Vulti." Despite the fact that the new owners have not changed the structure of the aircraft, which followed a contract for aircraft 182 "Vidzhilent" touched modified machines. At the same time the fuselage was lengthened slightly and changed some parts and some equipment, which led to the replacement of symbols on 0-49A. As previously indicated, the Royal Air Force received 1941-1942 years 100 aircraft Vigilant. The British used the plane as a light coherent and artillery spotter mostly in Tunisia, Sicily and Italy.
In 1942, all planes 0-49 / 0-49A steel L-1 / L-1A, and vehicles converted into sanitary - L-1B / C, in a training aircraft for buksirovaki gliders - L-1D and float option - L-1E / F, also received a modified notation. There were only two parties acquired aircraft L-1, as the light aircraft "Gresskhopper" has proven to be greater efficiency in the role of a scout. Before 1990-ies in North America remained only a few planes "Vidzhilent."
- Length: 10,44 m
- Wingspan: 15,52 m
- Height: 3,1 m
- BLANK: 1211 kg
- Maximum take-off: 1542 kg
Aircraft performance characteristics:
- Maximum speed: 196 km / h
Power point: R-680-9 of "Lai count ing"
Power: 295 l. from. (220 kW)
Date of first flight:
- Summer 1940 years
The surviving airworthy modifications:
- 0-49 / A and L-1 / A
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