Consolidated R2Y Liberator Liner

Specifications

1st Flight 1944

Crew: varied

Capacity:

48 passengers

baggage

1,200 lb (550 kg) of mail

12,000 lb (5,500 kg) of cargo (after refit)

Length: 90 ft 0 in (27.45 m)

Wingspan: 110 ft 0 in (33.55 m)

Airfoil: Davis (22% at root to 9.3% at wingtip)

Gross weight: 56,000 lb (25,000 kg)

Max takeoff weight: 64,000 lb (29,000 kg)

Powerplant: 4 × Pratt & Whitney R-1830-94 radial engines, 1,200 hp (900 kW) each

Performance

Cruise speed: 240 mph (380 km/h, 210 kn)

Range: 4,000 mi (6,400 km, 3,500 nmi) at 200 mph (322 km/h)

 

 

 

 

Variants

The Consolidated R2Y Liberator Liner / Consolidated Model 39 was an airliner derivative of the B-24 Liberator built for the United States Navy by Consolidated Aircraft.

The XR2Y-1, as the single prototype was known in Navy service, used the high-aspect wing and tricycle landing gear of the Liberator.

The fuselage was an entirely new design, and the vertical stabilizer was taken from the PB4Y Privateer.

The final design looked much like a smaller, high-wing Boeing B-29 Superfortress, but with windows for passengers.

 

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