Consolidated XPB3Y

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)

Data from Wagner, 1968, p. 307

General characteristics

Performance

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

See also

Related development

Aircraft of comparable role, configuration and era

Related lists

References

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

External links

Consolidated Aircraft

The Consolidated Aircraft Corporation was founded in 1923 by Reuben H. Fleet in Buffalo, New York, the result of the Gallaudet Aircraft Company's liquidation and Fleet's purchase of designs from the Dayton-Wright Company as the subsidiary was being closed by its parent corporation, General Motors. Consolidated became famous, during the 1920s and 1930s, for its line of flying boats. The most successful of the Consolidated patrol boats was the PBY Catalina, which was produced throughout World War II and used extensively by the Allies. Equally famous was the B-24 Liberator, a heavy bomber which, like the Catalina, saw action in both the Pacific and European theaters.

In 1943, Consolidated merged with Vultee Aircraft to form Consolidated-Vultee Aircraft, later known as Convair.

Consolidated aircraft
Manufacturer designation
By role
USN/USMC patrol aircraft designations 1923–1962
Patrol
Patrol Bomber
Patrol Torpedo Bomber

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