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Stinson L-5G



As was the case with many other liaison and observation aircraft, the L-5G was a militarized version of a civilian light airplane design, in this case the Stinson Model 105 Voyager.  Like its civilian counterpart, the airplane is constructed of a tubular steel-framed fuselage with wooden wings and tail surfaces, with a fabric covering. The leading edge slots and aileron design allow for stable slow flight, perfect for observation missions.

Originally pressed into service in WW2, L-5s soldiered on into the Korean Conflict.  Of the 3,590 produced, some 200 are still flying.

Some L-5s were modified to become air ambulances, by putting a deck into the aft fuselage to hold a single stretcher.  Doors on the right side of the fuselage allowed access to this area.  Planes of Fame Air Museum's L-5 aircraft, acquired in 1962, is one of these aerial ambulances.


SPECIFICATIONS


Status: Flyable Length: 24 ft. 1 in.
Manufacturer: Stinson Height: 9 ft. 0 in.
Year: 1942 Maximum Speed: 165 mph
Model: L-5G Sentinel Cruise Speed: 105 mph
Serial Number: 45-34950 Power Plant: 1-950hp Lycoming 6-cylinder air-cooled engine
Crew: 2 Range: 300 miles
Max T/O Weight: 2,200 lb. Service Ceiling: 15,600 ft.
Span: 34 ft. 0 in. Armament: none


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