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Stinson Reliant
Stinson AT-19 Reliant - N88793
1943 Stinson AT-19 Reliant
N88793 (sn 77-38)
Photo taken Apr. 2007
Lakeland Linder Airport, FL - USA (LAL / KLAL)
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The Stinson Reliant was a popular single-engine four to five seat high-wing monoplane manufactured by the Stinson Aircraft Division of the Aviation Manufacturing Corporation of Wayne, Michigan.

Design and development

The Reliant is a three-place high-wing land monoplane powered with a Lycoming Model R-680-13 Engine. The engine is fitted with an 8'6" constant speed propeller and the conventional landing gear is equipped with hydraulically-operated brakes. Wing flaps are vacuum-operated." 1,327 were made from 1933 to 1941, in different models, from SR-1 to SR-10. The final model, the Stinson Reliant SR-10, was introduced in 1938.

Variants

SR: company designation
RQ-1: U.S. Navy/Coast Guard transport designation
AT-19: U.S. Army advanced trainer designation
UC-81: U.S. Army Utility transport designation
V77: Vultee-Stinson designation when modified after merger

The SR-10 Reliant was available as a landplane, seaplane and skidplane in the following configurations:
- Ambulance (2 Stretchers)
- Cargo/Ambulance
- Target Towing
- Firefighting
- Photographic

Operational history

The SR-10 was 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 Royal Navy and Royal Air Force for light transport and communication duties. After the war they were sold on the civilian market as the Vultee V-77.

Operators

Military operators
Philippines - Philippine Army Air Corps
United Kingdom - Royal Air Force, No. 510 Squadron RAF, Fleet Air Arm
United States - US Army Air Force, US Marine Corps, US Navy, Civil Air Patrol

Civil operators
El Salvador - Grupo TACA
Norway - Widerøe
Paraguay - Líneas Aéreas de Transporte Nacional (LATN)
United States - Northwest Airways

Specifications (SR-10)

General characteristics
Crew: one, pilot
Capacity: 3 to 4 passengers
Length: 29 ft 6 in (8.4 m)
Wingspan: 41 ft 10 in (12.76 m)
Height: 9 ft 2 in (2.61 m)
Empty weight: 2,530 lb (1,150 kg)
Useful load: 1,345 lb (611 kg)
Powerplant: 1× Lycoming, 245 hp / Wright, 350 hp / Pratt & Whitney, 450 hp, ()

Performance
Cruise speed: 132 knots (152 mph, 244 km/h)
Range: 565 nm (650 mi, 1,046 km)
Service ceiling: 12,700 ft (3,871 m)

Last updated January 10, 2010
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