The Model W was one of the “look-a-like” models in the early Stinson single engine designs. It was often mistaken for one of it’s companion models, the SM-7B. The Model W was produced in 1931-1932 with attention being directed to a more utilitarian purpose and having greater performance than the Model S. The W’s fuselage was slightly longer than the Model S, it was a bit taller, and with its 300 hp P&W Wasp Jr engine it weighed in 385 lbs heavier than the S.
The Model W was a strut braced high wing cabin monoplane with a seating capacity for four. The W differed from the 1928 “Juniors” in that it was targeted for the “sportsman-pilot” or business executive that was not concerned with paying extra for a better airplane. Those “Extras” provided in the Model W were convenient entry steps and wide cabin doors on both sides, all the windows were made from shatter proof glass, ventilation and heating for all weather comfort, wheel brakes, and a large baggage compartment accessible from either inside or out. Stinson also offered a one-seat cargo version to broaden the airplanes appeal, however only around 5 of these airplanes were ever built