Stinson L-5 Sentinel

Light Utility Aircraft

Stinson L-5B Sentinel PH-PBB © Karsten Palt
Photo ©: Karsten Palt
The Stinson L-5 Sentinel is a light single-engine two-seat liaison and observation aircraft produced by the American manufacturer Stinson Aircraft Company. The L-5 was used by the US Army Air Forces, US Marine Corps, US Navy and the Royal Air Force (Sentinel Mk I / Mk II).
The Stinson L-5 Sentinel is a development of the Stinson Model 105 Voyager.
Propulsion1 Piston Engine
Engine ModelLycoming O-435-C
Engine Power131 kW175 hp
Speed209 km/h113 kts
  130 mph
Service Ceiling4.816 m15.800 ft
Range676 km365 NM
420 mi.
Empty Weight703 kg1.550 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight916 kg2.019 lbs
Wing Span10,36 m33 ft 12 in
Wing Area14,4 m²155 ft²
Length7,34 m24 ft 1 in
Height2,41 m7 ft 11 in
First Flight1941
Production Statusout of production
Total Production1456
Data for (Version)Stinson L-5B Sentinel
VariantsO-62, L-5 / OY-1, L-5B / OY-2, L-5C, L-5E, L-5G, U-19A

[Photo-ID: 5507] © Karsten Palt 2012-01-11
Stinson L-5, United States Army Air Forces (USAAF), 298667, c/n ,© Karsten Palt, 2012Stinson
United States Army Air Forces (USAAF)
Reg.: 298667
National Museum of the United States Air Force [Dayton, Ohio / USA (Wright-Patterson AFB)]
[Photo-ID: 13583] © Karsten Palt 2016-09-10
Stinson L-5 Sentinel, , N121MC, c/n 761684,© Karsten Palt, 2016Stinson
L-5 Sentinel
Reg.: N121MC
c/n: 761684
Oldtimer-Fliegertreffen 2016 [Kirchheim unter Teck - Hahnweide (EDST)]
[Photo-ID: 11351] © Karsten Palt 2015-06-04
Stinson L-5 Sentinel, , N63085, c/n 76-249,© Karsten Palt, 2015Stinson
L-5 Sentinel
Reg.: N63085
c/n: 76-249
displayed in US Army c/s
March Field Air Museum [Riverside, CA]
[Photo-ID: 12271] © Karsten Palt 2016-02-18
Stinson L-5 Sentinel, Italian Air Force (Aeronautica Militare), MM52848, c/n 76-1548,© Karsten Palt, 2016Stinson
L-5 Sentinel
Italian Air Force (Aeronautica Militare)
Reg.: MM52848
c/n: 76-1548
Museo Aeronautica Militare [Bracciano, Vigna di Valle]
[Photo-ID: 11205] © Karsten Palt 2015-06-03
Stinson L-5B Sentinel, Arizona Wing Civil Air Patrol, N4981V, c/n ,© Karsten Palt, 2015Stinson
L-5B Sentinel
Arizona Wing Civil Air Patrol
Reg.: N4981V
ex USAAF 44-16907
Pima Air and Space Museum [Tucson, AZ]
[Photo-ID: 2353] © Karsten Palt 2009-06-19
Stinson L-5B Sentinel, Koninklijke Luchtmacht Historische Vlucht, PH-PBB, c/n 76-3401,© Karsten Palt, 2009Stinson
L-5B Sentinel
Koninklijke Luchtmacht Historische Vlucht
Reg.: PH-PBB
c/n: 76-3401
Luchtmachtdagen 2009 [Volkel (EHVK / UDE)]
[Photo-ID: 12337] © Karsten Palt 2016-04-10
Stinson L-5E Sentinel, , N9658H, c/n 4297,© Karsten Palt, 2016Stinson
L-5E Sentinel
Reg.: N9658H
c/n: 4297
EAA AirVenture Museum [Oshkosh, WI]
[Photo-ID: 13308] © Karsten Palt 2016-10-11
Stinson L-5G Sentinel, , N6055C, c/n ,© Karsten Palt, 2016Stinson
L-5G Sentinel
Reg.: N6055C
ex USAAF 45-34950
Planes of Fame Air Museum Valle [Valle, AZ]
[Photo-ID: 5587] © Karsten Palt 2012-04-29
Stinson L-5G Sentinel, Republic of Korea Air Force (ROKAF), 59-203, c/n ,© Karsten Palt, 2012Stinson
L-5G Sentinel
Republic of Korea Air Force (ROKAF)
Reg.: 59-203
The War Memorial of Korea [Seoul]
[Photo-ID: 10363] © Karsten Palt 2014-05-28
Stinson L-5 Sentinel, United States Army Air Forces (USAAF), 42-14798, c/n ,© Karsten Palt, 2014Stinson
L-5 Sentinel
United States Army Air Forces (USAAF)
Reg.: 42-14798
first production L-5 built
NASM Udvar Hazy Center [Chantilly, VA]