Consolidated P2Y-3

  Base model:P2Y
  Designation System:U.S. Navy / Marines
  Designation Period:1923-1962
  Basic role:Patrol

  Length: 61' 9" 18.8 m
  Height:17' 3 P" 5.2 m
  Wingspan: 100' 0" 30.4 m
  Gross Weight: 20,613 lb 9,348 kg

  No. of Engines: 2
  Powerplant: Wright R-1820-90
  Horsepower (each): 700

  Max Speed: 139 mph 223 km/h 120 kt
  Ceiling: 16,500 ft 5,029 m

Known serial numbers
9551 / 9571, 9618 / 9619


Recent comments by our visitors
 Athol, MA
Hi, me again,
Perhaps I am misinterpreting this number and it is a more general aircraft designation. Please advise.
Also does the designation VN 004 mean anything to anyone?
thanks for any info. tk
02/04/2006 @ 09:58
 Anthony Kramer
 Athol, MA
Hi, Poking around your website to find PBY and P2Y-3 info to see if there is any word about planes my father might have flown in Corpus Christi and Pensacola in 1940-41 frame. I noted that at the bottom of the page for the later plane listed "known serial numbers" and one #9619.
Now in quoting William T. Larkins' book of U.S. Navy and Marine aircraft contained within one volume entitled :
U.S. Navy Aircraft 1921-1941...etc., I find the statement, "An attempt may have been made to re-assign consecutive serial numbers beginning with the first aircraft purchased, as the Coast Guard did in their 1936 serial revision, but no evidence has been found to support this popular theory."
Is this what is meant when I tell you that I have gotten Naval Investigation documents called "AIRCRAFT TROUBLE ANALYSIS", which was the paperwork done as a result of my dad's crashing a P2Y-3 #9619 on 1 February, 1942 during a night training flight? Was this a salvaged plane that now still possesses this "Known serial number" or a reassigned number plane?
02/04/2006 @ 09:47


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