The principal production version was the PBY2Y-3, there were 210 built, with ten going to the British as Coronado Mk. I. The British aircraft were used as transatlantic transports, and over 30 of the U.S. Navy's PB2Ys were converted to 44 passenger transports.
Span: 115 ft. 0 in.
Length: 79 ft. 3 in.
Height: 27 ft. 6 in.
Gross Weight: 68,000 lbs.
Empty Weight: 41,031 lbs.
Engine: Four 1,200 h.p. Pratt&Whitney R1830-88 Twin Wasps. Radial engines.Many PB2Y-3s were later retrofitted with R1830-92engines and provisions for rocket assisted take-off, and were redesignated as PB2Y-5.Several were used as 22-stretcher hospital planes and evacuated many troops from Iwo Jima and the Phillippines during WWII. All Coronado's were retired by the end of 1945 and nearly all were scraped
Top speed: 240 mph.
Cruising speed: 140 mph.
Ferry Range: 3,1205 miles, or 1,380 miles with 8000 lbs of payload.
Consolidated Aircraft Corporation, San Diego, California
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