Stinson L-5 Sentinel. A photo. Characteristics.
A type: single-engine light connected vysokoplan
Capacity: The pilot and one passenger, arranged one behind the other
As aircraft companies "Aeronca", "Piper" and "Taylorcraft", described in detail in this section, L-5 of "Stinson" was created on the basis of civil machines, proven USAF 1941 year, although the aircraft and did not participate in the trial in August that year.
Initially, it was purchased six aircraft "Stinson» 105 «Voyager» (Voyager - traveler). (They were designated Y0-54.) After some improvements made for the "militarization" of the aircraft (changing cabin layout with three on a double, improving the review of the cockpit and the general strengthening of the fuselage and landing gear) in "Stinson" was placed initial order on aircraft 275 0-62 (a new designation they received). Then, at the beginning of the year was followed by the purchase of 1942 1456 another aircraft, and the beginning of deliveries of these aircraft in the US Air Force all airplanes 0-62 were designated L-5. During a long career of the aircraft, a number of improvements that have made the aircraft more suitable for special tasks - were set up opening the door to allow the carriage of stretchers on the modification of L-5G reconnaissance camera was installed, and the modification of L-5G different engine 0- 435-11 190 liter capacity. with. (142 kW).
In addition to the US Air Force 100 aircraft, baptized "Sentinel» (Sentinel - guard) using Royal Air Force mainly in Burma, while the Marine Corps has acquired 306 aircraft 0Y-1 - letter Y indicates that these planes were built by "Consolidated" after the company merged with "Vulti" in 1943 year. After the war planes L-5 in the ranks of the US Air Force once again participated in the fighting in Korea.
- Length: 7,34 m
- Wingspan: 10,36 m
- Height: 2,41 m
- BLANK: 703 kg
- Maximum take-off: 916 kg
Aircraft performance characteristics:
- Maximum speed: 209 km / h
- Range: 676 km
Power point: 0-435-1 and 0-435-11 (on the modification of L-5G) of "Lycoming"
Power: 185 l. from. (138 kW) and 190 l. from. (142 kW), respectively,
Date of first flight:
- 1940 year
The surviving airworthymodifications:
- 0-62, L-5 / A / B / C / E / G and 0Y-1
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