|Model 105 in 2005|
|Role||Light utility monoplane|
|National origin||United States|
|Manufacturer||Stinson Aircraft Company|
|Primary user||United States Army|
|Number built||277 (Model 105)|
775 (Model 10)
Stinson Model 108
Development[edit | edit source]
First developed as the Stinson Model 105 in 1939 it was a high-wing three-seat braced monoplane powered by either a 75 hp Continental A-75 or a 80 hp Continental A-80-6. This was developed into the Model 10 powered by a Continental A-80 piston engine. The Model 10 introduced a wider cabin as well as improved standards of interior and finish. The Model 10 was followed by the Model 10A powered by a Franklin 4AC-99 engine and the Model 10B with a Lycoming GO-145. Six Model 10As were evaluated by the United States Army as the YO-54, the successful testing led to an order for a slightly larger and heavier O-62, later designated the L-5 Sentinel.
Variants[edit | edit source]
- Model 105
- Production variant also known as the HW-75 with a Continental A-75 engine), or HW-80 with a Continental A-80 engine, 277 built.
- Model 10
- Improved production variant with a 80 hp Continental A-80 engine, 260 built.
- Model 10A
- Variant with a 90 hp Franklin 4AC-99 engine, 515 built (10A and 10B).
- Model 10B
- Variant with a 75 hp Lycoming GO-145 engine, 515 built (10A and 10B).
- United States Army designation for six Model 10s for evaluation.
- Original military designation for eight Model 105s impressed in 1942, later changed to L-9A.
- Original designation for 12 impressed Model 10A Yoyagers, later changed to L-9B.
- Final designation for eight impressed Model 105 Voyagers, originally AT-19A.
- Final designation for 12 impressed Model 10A Yoyagers, originally AT-19B.
Operators[edit | edit source]
Specifications (105)[edit | edit source]
Data from General Dynamics Aircraft and their Predecessors 
- Crew: 1
- Capacity: 2 passengers
- Length: 22 ft 2 in (6.76 m)
- Wingspan: 34 ft 0 in (10.36 m)
- Height: 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
- Wing area: 155 sq ft (14.4 m2)
- Airfoil: NACA 4412
- Empty weight: 923 lb (419 kg)
- Gross weight: 1,580 lb (717 kg)
- Powerplant: 1 × Continental A-75-3 air-cooled flat-four, 75 hp (56 kW)
- Maximum speed: 105 mph (169 km/h; 91 kn)
- Cruise speed: 100 mph (87 kn; 161 km/h)
- Range: 350 mi (304 nmi; 563 km)
- Service ceiling: 10,500 ft (3,200 m)
- Rate of climb: 430 ft/min (2.2 m/s)
See also[edit | edit source]
- L-5 Sentinel
- Stinson 108
- List of aircraft of World War II
- List of military aircraft of the United States
References[edit | edit source]
- Orbis 1985, p. 2960.
- Simpson 1991, pp. 317–318,
- Andrade 1979, p. 139.
- Andrade 1979, p. 130.
- Wegg 1990, p. 139.
- Andrade, John. U.S.Military Aircraft Designations and Serials since 1909. Leicester, UK: Midland Counties Publications, 1979. ISBN 0-904597-22-9.
- The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft (Part Work 1982-1985). London: Orbis Publishing, 1985.
- Simpson, R.W. Airlife's General Aviation. Shrewsbory, Shrops, UK: Airlife Publishing, 1991. ISBN 1-85310-194-X.
- Wegg, John. General Dynamic Aircraft and their Predecessors. London: Putnam, 1990. ISBN 0-85177-833-X.
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