Stinson L-5 Sentinel. A photo. Characteristics.
Stinson L-5 Sentinel. A photo. Characteristics.

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, six Stinson 105 Voyager (Voyager) were purchased. (They received the designation Y0-54.) After minor improvements to "militarize" the aircraft (changing the layout of the cab from three to two seats, improving the view from the cockpit and the overall reinforcement of the fuselage and chassis), Stinson placed the initial order On 275 aircraft 0-62 (such a new designation they received). Then, at the beginning of 1942, the purchase of 1456 aircraft was followed, and by the beginning of deliveries of these aircraft to the US Air Force, all 0-62 aircraft received the designation L-5. During the long career of the aircraft, a number of improvements were made that made the aircraft more suitable for special tasks - doors were being opened upwards to provide transportation of stretchers, an reconnaissance camera was installed on the modification of L-5G, and the modification of the L-5G was distinguished by the 0- 435-11 power 190 l. from. (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.

Basic data


  • Length: 7,34 m
  • Wingspan: 10,36 m
  • Height: 2,41 m


The weight:

  • 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


Surviving airworthiness modifications:

  • 0-62, L-5 / A / B / C / E / G and 0Y-1