Consolidated XPB3Y

Summary

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.

Consolidated XPB3Y
Role Patrol bomber
Manufacturer Consolidated
Status Cancelled
Primary user United States Navy
Number built 0
Developed from PB2Y Coronado

Specifications (February 1942 proposal)Edit

Data from Wagner, 1968, p. 307

General characteristics

  • Length: 104 ft 8 in (31.90 m)
  • Wingspan: 169 ft 0 in (51.5 m)
  • Gross weight: 121,500 lb (55,111 kg)
  • Powerplant: 4 × Pratt & Whitney R-2800-18W radial piston engines, 2,450 hp (1,830 kW) each

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 241 mph (388 km/h, 209 kn)
  • Service ceiling: 22,500 ft (6,900 m)

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

See alsoEdit

Related development

Aircraft of comparable role, configuration, and era

Related lists

ReferencesEdit

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

External linksEdit

  • Aerofiles - Consolidated