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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.

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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 (Typical): 2
Overall Length: 24.08 feet (7.34 meters)
Overall Width: 33.96 feet (10.35 meters)
Overall 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



Propulsion: 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; Kingdom of 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