Stinson 108

The Stinson 108 was a later version of the pre-war Voyager 10A. It was a general aviation aircraft that was put into war service as a scout by the Civil Air Patrol to look for enemy submarines along the US coastline. Stinson was bought by Piper Aircraft in 1949. All Stinson model 108, 108-1, 108-2, 108-3 and 108-4 aircraft were built by Stinson at Wayne, Michigan. When Stinson sold the type certificate to Piper in 1949, approximately 325 airplanes of the 5,260 model 108s built by Stinson were complete but unsold. These 325 model 108s went to Piper as part of the sale. Piper then sold that inventory as the Piper-Stinson over the next few years.

General characteristics

  • Crew: 1
  • Capacity: 3 passengers
  • Length: 24 ft 6 in
  • Wingspan: 33 ft 11 in
  • Height: 7 ft
  • Wing area: 155 sq ft
  • Empty weight: 1,300 lb
  • Gross weight: 2,230
  • Fuel capacity: 50 US gallons
  • Powerplant: Franklin 6A4 150-B3 six cylinder air-cooled horizontally opposed four stroke piston engine engine, 150 hp
  • Propeller: 2-bladed Sensenich, 6 ft 4 in diameter

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 148 mph
  • Cruise speed: 117 mph
  • Landing speed: 74 mph
  • Stall speed: 67 mph
  • Range: 432 nm
  • Service ceiling: 13,000 ft
  • Rate of climb: 770 ft/min