The Texas Air Museum

Stinson AT-19B / Reliant Mk III


In July of 1942 England placed an order for 500 Reliants under the Lend/Lease Plan. There were four versions put to use by the Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm. They were the Reliant I (AT-19) a five seat transport, Reliant II (AT-19A) a three seat instrument and navigation trainer, Reliant III (AT-19B) a three seat observation and aerial photographic version, and the Reliant IV (AT-19C) the cargo version. These planes were in service throughout the world with squadrons in Northern Europe, Ceylon, Trinidad, Australia, China and India. After the war Britain returned approximately 350 of the planes and many were converted into civilian use as "bush" planes in Canada and Alaska. Only a handful remain today in their original military configuration.

AT-19 - Ramp

The Museum's FB-684, nicknamed "London Nights", served through the end of WWII in the Fleet Air Arm at Piarco, Trinidad. It served as an aerial photography reconnaissance platform and a sub-chaser. It's sister aircraft, FK-845, served in the same unit and is frequently seen at museum fly-in's and the South Plains Air Show. It belongs to Texas Air Museum member Randy Rogers and Telefilm, Inc.

AT-19 - Above

AT-19 - Panel

AT-19 - Flying

Specifications
  
Service:
  
R.A.F.
Manufacture: Consolidated-Vultee Aircraft Corp., Stinson Division
Type: Advanced Trainer / Coastal Patrol / Photographic Reconnaissance
Crew: Three (Pilot, Copilot, Radio Operator/Observer2
Engine: Lycoming R-680-13 300HP
Wingspan: 41ft 10in
Length: 29ft 6in
Height: 9ft 2in
Weight Empty: 2410lb
Weight Loaded:   4150lb
Ceiling: 14,250ft
Max Speed: 202 MPH
Fuel: 76 U.S. Gallons
Range: 500 miles
Production: 500
Remaining: ~6 (in military configuration)