General Aviation PJ

Specifications

1st Flight 1933

Crew: Four – two pilots, navigator, and radio operator

Length: 53 ft 9 in (16.39 m)

Wingspan: 74 ft 2 in (22.61 m)

Height: 15 ft 6 in (4.73 m)

Wing area: 754 sq ft (70.0 m2)

Empty weight: 7,000 lb (3,180 kg)

Gross weight: 11,200 lb (5,090 kg)

Powerplant: 2 × Pratt & Whitney R-1340 Wasp , 420 hp (310 kW) each

Performance

Maximum speed: 130 mph (208 km/h, 110 kn)

Range: 1,100 mi (1,770 km, 960 nmi)

Service ceiling: 9,000 ft (2,745 m)

Variants

The General Aviation PJ was a flying boat produced in the United States in the 1930s as a search-and-rescue aircraft for the Coast Guard. 

PJ-1 – original version with pusher engines (five built)

PJ-2 – version with tractor engines (one converted)

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