Consolidated P2Y

The Consolidated P2Y is a patrol flying-boat aircraft. The plane was a parasol monoplane with a fabric covered wing and aluminum hull. 

Consolidated P2Y
Class Aircraft
Type Utility
Manufacturer Consolidated Aircraft
Origin United States of America
Country Name Origin Year
United States of America 1929
ManufacturerName Production From Production To Quantity
Consolidated Aircraft 78 View

The Navy ordered 23 P2Y-1s on July 7, 1931. They were serving by mid-1933 with VP-10F and VP-5F squadrons which made a number of classic long-range formation flights.[2] At least 21 P2Y-1s were modified to P2Y-2s in 1936 and flown by VP-5F and VP-10F until 1938, when they were transferred to VP-14 (later VP-52) and VP-15. The first P2Y-3s reached VP-7F in 1935, and this version was flown by VP-4F at Pearl Harbor and in 1939 was in operation with VP-19, VP-20, and VP-21 (these three squadrons being redesignated VP-43, VP-44, and VP-14 respectively). By the end of 1941 all the P2Y-2s and P2Y-3s had been withdrawn from operational use and were at Pensacola Naval Air Station. 

Role Flying Boat
Manufacturer Consolidated Aircraft
First flight 10 January 1929
Retired 1941
Status Retired
Primary user United States Navy
Number built 78

General characteristics

  • Crew: 5
  • 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: 1514.0 ft (140.65 m)
  • Empty weight: 12769 lb (5792 kg)
  • Gross weight: 25266 lb (11460 kg)
  • Powerplant: 2 x Wright R-1820-90 Cyclone radial piston, 750 hp (559 kW)each


  • Maximum speed: 149 mph (240 km/h)
  • Cruise speed: 118 mph (189 km/h)
  • Range: 2650 miles (1899 km)
  • Service ceiling: 16100 ft (4265 m)
  • Rate of climb: 650 ft/min (3.3 m/s)


  • 1 flexible bow-mounted 7.62-mm (0.3-in) M1919 Browning machine gun
  • 2 flexible dorsal-mounted 7.62-mm (0.3-in) Browning machine guns
  • 907-kg (2000-lb) bombload

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