Stinson Model a

Stinson Model a

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Stinson Model A was a moderately successful airliner of the mid-1930s. It was one of the last commercial airliners designed in the United States of America with a fabric-covered steel tube fuselage before the introduction of stressed skin aluminum construction. The Stinson Aircraft Company's last trimotor was a low-wing monoplane, designed in 1933 as an eight-seat feeder-liner for American Airlines. Featuring an unusual double-tapered wing that, combined with its tubby fuselage and forward-raked windscreen, gave it a markedly sinister appearance, it also boasted retractable undercarriage that left the lower part of the wheels exposed below the engine nacelles while in the raised position, as many pilots forgot to lower the undercarriage on landing. Passengers were seated in two rows of three and a paired seat behind the enclosed cockpit, while fitted aft were a hold for 500 pounds of luggage and freight, and that ultimate luxury for the time, an on-board lavatory.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 124 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 191g
  • Vertpress
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 613615904X
  • 9786136159041