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  • Stinson L-5 Sentinel Light Reconnaissance / Observation / Liaison Aircraft


    The Stinson L-5 Sentinel series was specifically developed for service in World War 2 as a liaison platform.



     Updated: 5/11/2016; Authored By Staff Writer; Content ¬©www.MilitaryFactory.com


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    Stinson L-5 Sentinel Technical Specifications


    Service Year: 1942
    Type: Light Reconnaissance / Observation / Liaison Aircraft
    National Origin: United States
    Manufacturer(s): Stinson - USA
    Production Total: 3,896



    Structural (Crew Space, Dimensions and Weights)


    Operating Crew: 2
    Length: 24.08 feet (7.34 meters)
    Width: 33.96 feet (10.35 meters)
    Height: 7.87 feet (2.40 meters)

    Weight (Empty): 1,543 lb (700 kg)
    Weight (MTOW): 2,017 lb (915 kg)

    Installed Power and Standard Day Performance


    Engine(s): 1 x Lycoming O-435-1 engine developing 185 horsepower.

    Maximum Speed: 165 mph (265 kph; 143 knots)
    Maximum Range: 376 miles (605 km)
    Service Ceiling: 15,797 feet (4,815 meters; 2.99 miles)
    Rate-of-Climb: 900 feet-per-minute (274 m/min)

    Armament / Mission Payload


    None.

    Global Operators / Customers


    Australia; Greece; India; Italy; Japan (post-war); Pakistan; Philippines; Poland; South Korea; Taiwan; United Kingdom; United States

    Model Variants (Including Prototypes)


    L-5 Sentinel - Base Series Designation

    O-62

    L-5

    L-5A

    L-5B

    L-5C

    L-5D

    L-5E

    L-5G

    XL-5

    U-19A

    U-19B

    OY-1

    OY-2

    Sentinel Mk I

    Sentinel Mk II

    L5/235

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