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Aviation and Diplomacy

Frank Piasecki

NATO 1949-2009 Projekt ekspozycji w Muzeum Lotnictwa Polskiego w Krakowie



Polish Aviation Museum

31-864 Kraków,
al. Jana Pawła II 39
phone: (12) 640 99 60,
(12) 642 40 70
e-mail: info@muzeumlotnictwa.pl

a cultural institution of the Malopolska Region

Małopolska – Kraków Region


Patronage

Kraków Airport







Aeroplane: Stinson L-5 Sentinel

Stinson L-5 Sentinel
USA
liaison plane
1943



  • Technical data


Span 10.38 m (34 ft)
Length 7.32 m (24 ft)
Take-off weight 929 kg (2050 lb)
Maximum speed 208 kph (130 mph, 112 kt)
Ceiling 4800 m (15,800 ft)
Range 670 km (416 mi, 362 NM)
Armament
Powerplant :
6-cylinder flat Lycoming O-435-1 rated at 185 hp (138 kW)

 

A single-engine, two-seat liaison and observation high-wing aircraft of mixed construction (fuselage of steel tubing and wooden wings, all canvas-covered). The prototype was built in 1941. The aeroplane featuring a spacious cockpit with glass canopy offering excellent vision entered production under the designation O-49. The design was developed into what became the O-62 manufactured since 1942. With slight modifications the plane was built until the end of the war as the L-5. Altogether 3283 examples were produced.

The Stinson L-5 was used for artillery spotting, liaison, observation as well as medical evacuation. Although the type was not armed, the L-5 was sometimes fitted with improvised attachments for infantry weapons. It served during the Second World War as well as Korean War. Many surplus aircraft went to private owners.

On display is the fuselage tubing with vertical stabilizer of the example number 42-98643, built in 1942 and used on the Western Front during WW II by the United States Army Air Force.

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