Convair 106 Skycoach
Stinson 106 Skycoach
The Convair Model 106 Skycoach was an experimental four-seat light aircraft, designed and built by the Stinson Division of Convair.The Model 106 was a four seat cabin aircraft with a pusher engine, fixed spatted tricycle undercarriage and twin tail booms flanking the propeller. The three passengers and pilot sat in a cabin in the fuselage nacelle, which also housed the pusher 230 hp (170 kW) Franklin 6A8-225-B8 six-cylinder horizontally-opposed piston engine, driving a cooling fan and pusher propeller.
First flown in April 1946 (pilot: Bill Martin), flight testing was carried out at San Diego, but performance was found to be unexceptional. With a maximum speed of only 142 mph (123 kn; 229 km/h) the Model 106 was outclassed and Convair abandoned development, scrapping the sole prototype, (regn. NX40004, msn. 1), in 1947.
Model 106 Skycoach
Engine: 1 × Franklin 6A8-225-B8, 230 hp (170 kW)
Maximum speed: 142 mph (229 km/h; 123 kn)
Capacity: 3 passengers