L-5 Minnesota Wing

Description:

Another of the great versatile aircraft of World War II is the fabric covered L-5 Sentinel. This unarmed aircraft was often used for observation, spotting and transporting personnel. It's slow landing speed made it capable of literally landing and taking off from almost anywhere. For that reason, it was one of the very popular aircraft and saw many additional roles, such as air ambulance and search and rescue.

Base:

Minnesota Wing
South St. Paul, MN

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L-5 Specs
Role Liason
Manufacturer Stinson
Produced 1942–1945
Power 1 × Lycoming O-435-1, 185hp
Length 24 ft 1 in
Height 7 ft 11 in
Wingspan 34 ft 0 in
Range 375 sm

Another of the great versatile aircraft of World War II is the fabric covered L-5 Sentinel. This unarmed aircraft was often used for observation, spotting and transporting personnel. It's slow landing speed made it capable of literally landing and taking off from almost anywhere. For that reason, it was one of the very popular aircraft and saw many additional roles, such as air ambulance and search and rescue.

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