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/ Consolidated Coronado
The PB2Y Coronado is a large flying boat patrol bomber designed by Consolidated Aircraft, and used by the US Navy during World War II in bombing, antisubmarine, and transport roles.
Obsolete by the end of the war, Coronado’s were quickly taken out of service.
RAF Designation for PB2Y-3
Prototype with four 1,050 hp (780 kW) Pratt & Whitney XR-1830-72 Twin Wasps, engines.
Evaluation variant with four 1,020 hp (760 kW) Pratt & Whitney R-1830-78 Twin Wasp engines, modified hull and six 0.5 in (13 mm) guns.
One PB2Y-2 converted as prototype for PB2Y-3.
Production variant with four 1,200 hp (890 kW) Pratt & Whitney R-1830-88 Twin Wasp engines and eight 0.5 in (13 mm) guns.
Lend-lease designation for Royal Air Force aircraft.
PB2Y-3s converted by Rohr Aircraft Corp as freighters with faired-over turrets, side loading hatch, and seating for 44 passengers.
One PB2Y-2 re-engined with four 1,600 hp (1,200 kW) Wright R-2600 Cyclone 14 engines.
The XP2BY-3 converted as PB2Y-5 prototype.
PB2Y-3s converted with four 1,200 hp (890 kW) Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92 Twin Wasp engines, increased fuel capacity and provision for RATOG.
PB2Y-5s converted as unarmed transports, some fitted for medical evacuation role.
79 ft 3 in (24.2 m)
115 ft 0 in (35 m)
27 ft 6 in (8.4 m)
1,780 sq ft (165 m2)
40,850 lb (18,530 kg)
Max take-off weight
66,000 lb (30,000 kg)
4 × Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92 radial engines, 1,200 hp (900 kW) each
194 mph (310 km/h, 168 kn)
170 mph (272 km/h, 148 kn)
1,070 mi (1,720 km, 930 nmi) at 131 mph (210 km/h)
20,500 ft (6,250 m)
6× .50 in (12.7 mm) M2 Browning machine guns in twin nose, dorsal, and tail powered turrets
2× .50 in M2 Browning machine guns in manual waist mounts
2× Mark 13 torpedoes
Up to 12,000 lb (5,400 kg) of bombs housed in the wings.
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