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Naval Aircraft Factory PT

Naval Aircraft Factory PT

National origin: United States
Manufacturer: Naval Aircraft Factory
First flight: 1922
Primary user: United States Navy
Number built: 33

The Naval Aircraft Factory PT were two types of seaplanes built from surplus and spare parts by the Naval Aircraft Factory part of the United States Navy.

Development

With a shortage of funds at the end of the First World War the Naval Aircraft Factory built 33 aircraft of two types using surplus assemblies. Both were twin float biplanes based on the fuselage and tail unit of the Curtiss R-6L; the PT-1 was fitted with the 62ft (18.90m) wings from the Curtiss HS-1L, and the PT-2 fitted with the 74ft (22.57m) wings from the Curtiss HS-2L.

Variants

PT-1 Fuselage and tail unit of a Curtiss R-6L fitted with wings from a Curtiss HS-1L, 15 built. PT-2 Fuselage and tail unit of a Curtiss R-6L fitted with wings from a Curtiss HS-2L, 18 built.

Operator

United States

United States Navy

Specifications (PT-2)

General characteristics

Length: 38 ft 5 in (11.71 m)
Wingspan: 74 ft 0 in (22.57 m)
Powerplant: 1 x Liberty piston engine, 200 hp (149 kW)

Performance

Curtiss R-6
Curtiss HS-1L
Curtiss HS-2L

Taylor, Michael J. H. (1989). Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation. London: Studio Editions.
The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft (Part Work 1982-1985). Orbis Publishing.

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