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Stinson Airliner

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SM-6000 Airliner
Stinson SM-6000B.jpg
Stinson SM-6000B Airliner trimotor
Role Three-engined airliner
National origin United States
Manufacturer Stinson Aircraft Corporation
Number built 53 (SM-6000)
24 (Model U)[1]

The Stinson SM-6000 Airliner was a 1930s three-engined (trimotor) ten-passenger airliner designed and built by the Stinson Aircraft Corporation. The SM-6000 was a high-wing braced monoplane with room for a pilot and a cabin for ten passengers. It was powered by three 215 hp (160 kW) Lycoming R-680 engines strut-mounted one each side above the main landing gear units and one in the nose. A number of variants were built mainly with improved interiors. In 1932 the Model U Airliner was produced which had low-set stub wings with an engine mounted at each wingtip.

Variants

Corman 6000
The initial prototypes produced by the Corman aircraft Co. as part of the E L Cord empire.[2]
SM-6000 Airliner
1930 initial production variant with three 215hp (160kW) Lycoming R-680 engines.
SM-6000-A Airliner
1930 variant available with different interior configurations.
SM-6000-B
SM-6000-B
SM-6000-B1 Airliner
1931 all-passenger variant with better interior equipment.
SM-6000-B2 Airliner
As the B1 but with a mixed mail/passenger interior.
Model U Airliner
1932 improved model with three 240hp (179kW) Lycoming R-680-BA engines on stub wings.
C-91
United States military designation for one SM-6000-A (s/n 42-79547) impressed into service in 1942.

Survivors

Only two of the high-wing models are known to exist. One is owned and operated by Mid America Flight Museum in Mount Pleasant TX, the other by Kermit Weeks and is maintained in airworthy condition at Fantasy of Flight in Polk City, Florida.

[3]

Operators

 United States
 Philippines
  • INAEC Iloilo Negros Air Express Company

Specifications (SM-6000-B)

Data from [4][5]

General characteristics

  • Crew: two
  • Capacity: ten (B1), eight (B2)
  • Length: 42 ft 0 in (12.8 m)
  • Wingspan: 60 ft 0 in (18.29 m)
  • Height: 12 ft 0 in (3.66 m)
  • Wing area: 490 sq ft (45.6 m2)
  • Empty weight: 5,670 lb (2,620 kg)
  • Gross weight: 8,600 lb (3,910 kg)
  • Powerplant: 3 × Lycoming R-680 , 215 hp (160 kW) each

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 146 mph (234 km/h, 127 kn)
  • Cruise speed: 125 mph (200 km/h, 109 kn)
  • Range: 390 mi (628 km, 340 nmi)
  • Service ceiling: 14,200 ft (4,330 m)
  • Rate of climb: 1,000 ft/min (5.1 m/s)

Notes

  1. ^ Wagg 1990, p.118.
  2. ^ Donald M. Pattillo. A History in the Making: 80 Turbulent Years in the American General Aviation Industry. p. 10.
  3. ^ As pictured on timetable, March 21, 1934, Boston Maine Airways Central Vermont Airways, and other schedules; pictured in Boston and Maine Airways employee magazine, "Boston-Maine Airways, Inc., Take Air Again in Year-Round Service;" circa 1933; discussed at length by Robert W. Mudge in Adventures of a Yellowbird: the biography of an airline, Branden Press, 1969.
  4. ^ [1]
  5. ^ Wagg 1990, p.128.

References

  • Taylor, Michael J. H. (1989). Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation. London: Studio Editions.
  • Wegg, John (1990). General Dynamics Aircraft and their Predecessors. London: Putnam Aeronautical Books. ISBN 0-85177-833-X.
  • The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft (Part Work 1982-1985). Orbis Publishing.

External links

Media related to Stinson SM-6000 at Wikimedia Commons

This page was last edited on 30 September 2020, at 11:35
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