Stinson AT-19 Reliant      N69721                  (c/n  77-152)


                                                 Since most military Stinson Model V77 Reliants went to the Royal Navy in England during the
                                                 war (500 of them), they are somewhat rare in the USA, since most "Lend Lease" material seems
                                                 never to have been returned to the Lessee!   The above is one of these ex RN machines.   It is
                                                 seen in my image at Brackett Field in Southern California in the mid-1960s. It is apparently still
                                                 airworthy and flying in Pennsylvania. 
                                                 The image below was taken much more recently and shows another V-77 at an air show in
                                                 Lumberton, North Carolina in 2004 now wearing the obligatory "warbird" livery.    Although
                                                 this machine was, in reality, the former FB605 with the Royal Navy, it is painted up as FK810
                                                 for some reason.   It had been returned to the US Navy as BuAer11608 in 1945 and hence was
                                                 civilianized in the USA a N60634.