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 ultimate model, the Stinson Reliant SR-10 was introduced in 1938.
The SR-10 Reliant was available as a landplane, seaplane and skidplane in the following configurations:
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.
Published - July 2009
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