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Role: Primary trainer
Manufacturer: Consolidated Aircraft Company
Introduced: 1931
Primary users: United States Army Air Corps United States Coast Guard
Number built: 30

The Consolidated Model 21 was an American two-seat training aircraft built by the Consolidated Aircraft Company. It was used by the United States Army Air Corps with the designation PT-11 and the United States Coast Guard under the designation N4Y


The Model 21 was an aerodynamic cleaned up version of the Model 12/PT-3, one of the distinguishing features was curved instead of angular tail surfaces. The aircraft was a single-engined biplane with fixed tailwheel landing gear and accommodation for two in open cockpits. Designated the PT-11 by the United States Army Air Corps it progressed through a number of trial variants but was not built in.


Evaluation aircraft based on the commercial Model 21 with a 165hp R-540-1 engine, four built.
One YPT-11 was re-engined with a 175hp R-600-1 engine, originally as Y1PT-11A, later converted to PT-11C standard.
One YPT-11 was re-engined with a 170hp YR-720-1 engine and designated YPT-11B. Another aircraft was diverted to the United States Coast Guard and designated N4Y-1.
Production version of the YPT-11 with a 210hp R-720-1 engine, five built
One PT-11A re-engined with a 180hp YR-680-1 engine.
Production version with 200hp R-680-3 engine, 21 built.
A version of the PT-11 with a 300hp R-985-1 engine and detailed changes, ten built later re-designated BT-7.
One YPT-11 was re-engined with a 300hp R-985-1.
PT-12 aircraft re-designated.
Evaluation aircraft for the United States Coast Guard, three built.
One YPT-11B for the USCG, later modified to the same standard as the XN4Y-1
Fleet Finch
Canadian built version of the N4Y (Consolidated Model 21M).



Royal Canadian Air Force

United States

United States Army Air Corps
United States Coast Guard


Colombian Air Force (PT-11C).


Paraguayan Air Arm (Model 21 C).


Mexican Air Force (Model 21M).

Specifications (PT-11D)

Data from "The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft (Part Work 1982-1985)" Orbis Publishing

General characteristics

Crew: Two
Length: 26 ft 11 in (8.20 m)
Wingspan: 31 ft 7 in (9.63 m)
Height: 9 ft 8 in (2.95 m)
Wing area: 280 ft (26.01 m)
Empty weight: 1,918 lb (870 kg)
Max takeoff weight: 2,585 lb (1173 kg)
Powerplant: 1x Lycoming R-680A radial piston, 200 hp (149 kW)


Maximum speed: 118 mph (190 km/h)
Service ceiling: 13,700 ft (4175 m)

Consolidated PT-3

The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft (Part Work 1982-1985). Orbis Publishing.

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