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Stinson Reliant

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The Stinson Reliant was popular single engine four to five place high wing monoplane manufactured by the Stinson Aircraft Division of the Aviation Manufacturing Corporation of Wayne, Michigan.

Design and development

1,327 were made from 1933 to 1941, in different models, from SR-1 to SR-10. Ultimate model, Stinson Reliant SR-10 was introduced in 1938.

Operational history

ST-10 were used by the U.S. Army in World War II as a utility aircraft, designated UC-81 and as trainer designated AT-19. They were also used by the British Royal Navy for transport. After the war they were put to civilian market as Vultee V-77.


Specifications (Stinson Reliant SR-10)

General characteristics

  • Crew: one, pilot
  • Capacity: 3 to 4 passengers
  • Length: 27 ft 7 in (Approx 8.5 Meters)
  • Wingspan: 41 ft 10.5 in (Approx 12.6 Meters)
  • Height: 8 ft 7 in (Approx 2.6 Meters)
  • Weight empty: 2,530 lb
  • Useful load: 1,345 lb
  • Powerplant: 1x Lycoming, 245 hp / 1x Wright, 350 hp / 1x Pratt&whitney 450 hp


  • Cruising speed: 152 mph
  • Range: 650 miles
  • Service ceiling: 12,700 ft

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