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Stinson Reliant

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Role Liaison and training monoplane
National origin United States
Manufacturer Stinson Aircraft Company
First flight 1933
Primary user United States Army Air Corps
Number built 1327

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 ultimate model, the Stinson Reliant SR-10 was introduced in 1938.


SR-6 Reliant at the Historic Aircraft Restoration Museum, Dauster Field, Missouri in 2006
SR-6 Reliant at the Historic Aircraft Restoration Museum, Dauster Field, Missouri in 2006

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.


Stinson V77 Reliant
Stinson V77 Reliant

Stinson V77 Reliant
Stinson V77 Reliant

Military operators

 United Kingdom
 United States

Civil operators

 El Salvador
 United States

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, ()


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Published in July 2009.

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