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THE AIRFORCE - AIRCRAFT - SR-5A RELIANT
 
 

Aircraft Stats:

Powerplant: 1 x 245 hp Lycoming R-680-6 radial piston engine
Speed: 217 kph, 135mph mph
Range: 1 038km, 645miles
Seats: 4
Length: 8.31m, 27ft 3in
Span: 12.50m, 0ft
Empty Weight: 1 055kg, 2,325lb
Max T/O Weight: 1 576kg, 3,475lb
Period of Service: 1939 - 1945

Weapons:
None specified

Squadrons:
None specified

Attrition:
No incidents found

SR-5A Reliant

 
Status: Retired
Manufacturer: Stinson
Country of Manufacture: United States
Role: Utility
 
Description:

Four-seat cabin monoplane.

At the start of World War II, South Africa impressed many private civil aircraft into the SAAF for use to train pilots and staff on the repair and maintenance of aircraft.

Many of these aircraft were also for communications between HQ and the air schools and operational training units.

ZS-AEX was allocated SAAF serial 1420.