Consolidated PY1 & P2Y Commodore


1st Flight 1929

Crew: five

Length: 61 ft 9 in (18.82 m)

Wingspan: 100 ft 0 in (30.48 m)

Height: 19 ft 1 in (5.82 m)

Wing area: 1,514 sq ft (140.65 m2)

Empty weight: 12,769 lb (5,792 kg)

Gross weight: 25,266 lb (11,460 kg)

Powerplant: 2 × Wright R-1820-90 Cyclone radial piston , 750 hp (559 kW) each


Maximum speed: 149 mph (240 km/h, 129 kn)

Cruise speed: 118 mph (189 km/h, 103 kn)

Range: 1,180 mi (1,899 km, 1,030 nmi)

Service ceiling: 16,100 ft (4,265 m)

Rate of climb: 650 ft/min (3.3 m/s)


1 × flexible bow-mounted .30 in (7.62 mm) M1919 Browning machine guns

2 × flexible dorsal-mounted .30 in (7.62 mm) M1919 Browning machine guns

2,000 lb (910 kg) bomb load


The Consolidated P2Y was an American flying boat maritime patrol aircraft.

The aircraft was a parasol monoplane with a fabric-covered wing and aluminium hull.


One prototype


Navy version of the Commodore.

23 were ordered on July 7, 1931, and were delivered to Patrol Squadron 10 (VP-10) at Norfolk, Virginia on February 1, 1933.


One aircraft delivered to Colombia in December 1932.


One aircraft delivered to Japan in January 1935.


One prototype


Was a -1 with more powerful R-1820-88 engines faired into the leading edges of the wing.

Other -1s were converted in 1936


Was the production version of the -2.

A total of 23 were ordered on 27 December 1933, and entered service with VP-7 in early 1935.


Shortened designation for the Consolidated P2Y evaluated by the Imperial Japanese Navy Air service.

Consolidated Navy Experimental Type C Flying Boat.

The full designation of the Consolidated P2Y evaluated by the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service.


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