Stinson Tri-Motor Model B 2019-08-05T11:25:51-05:00

Project Description

MPH

146

WEAPONS

0

SEATS

10

Stinson Tri-Motor Model B

Role:  Transport

National Origin: United States

Manufacturer: Stinson Aircraft Company

First Flight: 1934

Primary User: American Airlines

Number Built: 31

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.

General characteristics

  • Crew: 2 (pilot, co-pilot)
  • Capacity: 10 passengers
  • 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)
  • Powerplant: 3 × Lycoming R-680, 215 hp (160 kW) each

Performance

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