Model W

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

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