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Consolidated XPB3Y

Consolidated XPB3Y

Manufacturer: Consolidated
Status: Cancelled
Primary user: United States Navy
Number built: 0
Developed from: PB2Y Coronado

The Consolidated XPB3Y was a proposed extra-long-range flying boat for patrol and bombardment missions, developed from the earlier PB2Y Coronado. The United States Navy ordered the construction of a prototype on April 2, 1942. On November 4 of the same year, however, the aircraft was cancelled due to the higher priority accorded to other Consolidated projects.

Specifications

Data from {Wagner}

General characteristics

Length: ()
Wingspan: 169 ft (51.5 m)
Height: ()
Loaded weight: 121,500 lb (55,111 kg)
Powerplant: 4x Pratt & Whitney R-2800-18W radial piston engines, 2,450 hp (1,827 kW) each

Performance

Maximum speed: 241 mph (388 km/h)

Armament

two 20-mm guns, ten .50-cal cannons, 10 tons of bombs

Related development

PB2Y Coronado

Comparable aircraft

Short Sunderland
Kawanishi H8K

Ray Wagner (1968). American Combat Planes. Doubleday & Company, Inc.. p. 307.

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