Consolidated XB2Y

 

1st Flight 1933

The Consolidated XB2Y was an American prototype single-engine dive bomber of the 1930s.

It was intended to meet a United States Navy requirement for a carrier-based dive bomber, but was unsuccessful, only a single example was built.

Specifications

Crew: two

Length: 27 ft 11 in (8.51 m)

Wingspan: 36 ft 6 in (11.13 m)

Height: 10 ft 10 in (3.30 m)

Wing area: 362 sq ft (33.6 m2)

Empty weight: 3,538 lb (1,605 kg)

Gross weight: 6,255 lb (2,837 kg)

Powerplant: 1 × Pratt & Whitney XR-1535-64 14-cylinder air-cooled radial engine, 700 hp (520 kW)

Performance

Maximum speed: 158 kn (182 mph, 293 km/h) at 8,900 ft (2,700 m)

Range: 423 nmi (487 mi, 784 km)

Service ceiling: 22,800 ft (6,900 m)

Time to altitude: 10 minutes to 12,200 ft (3,700 m)

Armament

Guns: 1 × fixed, forward-firing .30 in (7.62 mm) machine gun; 1 × flexible .30 in machine gun

Bombs: 1 × 1,000 lb (450 kg).

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