By: John C. Swick
This is the history of the Stinson 108 series airplane (the Voyager), although the 105, 10 and 10A, as well as the L-5, are also covered in great detail. It begins in Volume 1 with the three-place 105 in 1938 and concludes in Volume 2 with the sale of the last Stinson 108-3 from Willow Run in 1950. Production figures, the disposal of surplus military aircraft, the all-Piper Apache and the chronicle of two Stinson dealers are included to give the reader a better sense of the era.
Volume 1 includes: Early history; Model SM & SR overviews; O-49; L-1; L-1A; L-2; HW-75 concept; known serial/NC numbers; L-5 production figures; wartime foreign sales; cost summaries; vintage ads and articles; over 150 b&w photos, tables, illustrations, technical drawings; and index.
173 pgs, SB, 8.5 x 11, over 200 B&W photos, tables, illustrations & technical drawings.
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