The Stinson 108 is a post war civilian aircraft. The 108 has a fabric-covered fuselage, partial leading edge slot on the wings, and ailerons aligned with the trailing edge to reduce stall. The aircraft seats three passengers with one crew member. The single engine piston Stinson 108-3 is powered by a Franklin 6A4-165-B3 engine of 165 hp. The cruise speed at 75% is 104 knots and the stall speed is 48 knots. The empty weight is 1320 lb and the gross weight is 2400 lb.