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A38 Stinson Reliant

Only one Stinson Reliant served with the RAAF, A38-1, being impressed into service on 24 February 1941. After use as a VIP and general transport by No 2 Communications Flight and No 2 Communications Unit it was transferred to the Department of Civil Aviation on 4 May 1945.

TECHNICAL DATA: Stinson Reliant


Five-seat communications aircraft


One 245 hp Lycoming R-680-B5 radial engine


Empty 1134 kg (2500 lb); loaded 1678 kg (3700 lb).


Wingspan 12.50 m (41 ft 0 in); Length 8.51 m (27 ft 11 in); Height 2.61 m (8 ft 7 in).


Max Speed 246 km/h (133 kt); Cruise speed 225 km/h (121 kt); Ceiling 15,000 ft (4572 m); Range 1303 km (704 nm).


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