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PostSubject: Stinson L-5s still working hard!   Mon Apr 13, 2009 11:40 pm

Don't know if this link will work or not, but here's the link anyway: http://www.flickr.com/photos/trabucco/2639409058/ There are a BUNCH of photos there of what appears to be an Italian glider club with L-5s.

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PostSubject: Re: Stinson L-5s still working hard!   Sat May 23, 2009 4:38 pm

Hi Ryan, down the airfield today I was working with an Italian guy who recently moved to the UK, and ended up talking about L-5's when discussing what we thought was buzzing overhead. Turns out he knows the guy at the glider club with the L-5(s), is there anything you'd like to know about them?
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PostSubject: Re: Stinson L-5s still working hard!   Sat May 23, 2009 4:43 pm

Sure, serial numbers, how long they've been using them, what kind of mods they are using (I'm pretty sure that some of them are modified a bit) etc... Pictures would be nice as well!

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PostSubject: Re: Stinson L-5s still working hard!   Mon May 25, 2009 6:39 pm

This is what my mate said - apparently there's more than a dozen L-5's in Italy, some of them used for glider towing. The Italian Air Force used them (presumably acquired from the US Army after WW2?), maybe that's where they got their glider towing equipment from, with the air force using them in that role after they became obsolete in their original role. There's also one in the Italian Air Force Museum. Here's a list he sent me;

I-AEFF
http://www.acao.biz/il-club/la-flotta/928-flotta/188-stinson-l5-i-aeff

I-AEEI
http://www.amv-lilliput.org/modelli/photo/Stinson%20L-5/02.jpg

I-AEEP
http://jetphotos.net/viewphoto.php?id=5815802&nseq=34

I-AEEG
http://jetphotos.net/viewphoto.php?id=6457795&nseq=3

I-MEMA
http://jetphotos.net/viewphoto.php?id=6522560&nseq=0

here's some more

I-AEGZ
http://www.airliners.net/photo/Stinson-L-5B-Sentinel/1411480/&sid=64b24bc12c61dccf4751a1770b9cc6a0

I-AEFE
http://www.airliners.net/photo/Stinson-L-5B-Sentinel/1218771/&sid=64b24bc12c61dccf4751a1770b9cc6a0

ITAF Museum
http://www.airliners.net/photo/Italy---Air/Stinson-L-5-Sentinel/0981681/&sid=64b24bc12c61dccf4751a1770b9cc6a0

I-AEFH
http://www.airliners.net/photo/Stinson-L-5B-Sentinel/0766276/&sid=64b24bc12c61dccf4751a1770b9cc6a0

I-AEEA
http://www.airliners.net/photo/Stinson-L-5-Sentinel/0667801/&sid=64b24bc12c61dccf4751a1770b9cc6a0

I-AEFU (but this is an old pic)
http://www.airliners.net/photo/Stinson-L-5-Sentinel/0658599/&sid=64b24bc12c61dccf4751a1770b9cc6a0
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PostSubject: Re: Stinson L-5s still working hard!   Mon May 25, 2009 8:24 pm

Thanks! I hadn't seen some of those pictured!

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