|A Consolidated NY-2 in 1928|
|First flight||November 1925|
|Primary user||United States Navy|
|Developed from||Dayton-Wright TW-3|
Development[edit | edit source]
The NY-1 was essentially a PT-1 with provisions for the wheeled landing gear to be replaced by a single large float under the fuselage and two stabilising floats under the tips of the lower wing. A larger vertical tail was added to counter the effect of the floats. The NY-2 had a longer span wing fitted to overcome the high wing-loading issue of the seaplane version. Tested with complete success during October 1926, the Navy ordered 181 with the uprated R-790-8 Wright Whirlwind J-5 engine of 220 hp (160 kW). The NY-3 aircraft were similar to the NY-2 but had 240 hp (180 kW) Wright R-760-94 engines.
Operational history[edit | edit source]
The NY-1's first flight was November 1925, with deliveries starting May 1926. The NY-2's first flight was October 1926. The Navy had 108 in active use in 1929, with 35 more assigned to reserve squadrons. The NY-3 was delivered in 1929. The NY series was being phased out in the mid-1930s, with 15 in service in 1937, and one in service in 1939.
Variants[edit | edit source]
- wingspan 34 ft 6 in (10.52 m), 200 hp (150 kW) Wright J-4 Whirlwind, 76 built.
- a number of NY-1 aircraft modified for gunnery training with one .30 in (7.62 mm) trainable machine gun in the rear cockpit.
- a number of retrofitted NY-1 aircraft with the long-span wings of the NY-2 and the 220 hp (160 kW) Wright J-5 Whirlwind.
- wingspan increased to 40 ft (12.19 m), 220 hp J-5, 181 built.
- NY-2 aircraft armed for gunnery training, 25 built.
- similar to the NY-2 with a 240 hp (180 kW) Wright R-760-94 Whirlwind, 20 built.
- a single NY-2 tested with a Wright R-790-A Whirlwind.
Operators[edit | edit source]
Specifications (NY-2 floatplane)[edit | edit source]
Data from "The Complete Encyclopedia of World Aircraft" Editors: Paul Eden & Soph Moeng, 2002, ISBN 0-7607-3432-1), page 478.
- Crew: 2
- Length: 31 ft 4.25 in (9.56 m)
- Wingspan: 40 ft (12.19 m)
- Height: 11 ft 10 in (3.61 m)
- Wing area: 370 ft² (34.37 m²)
- Empty weight: 2,145 lb (973 kg)
- Max. takeoff weight: 2,843 lb (1,290 kg)
- Powerplant: 1 × Wright R-760-8 Whirlwind air-cooled radial, 220 hp (164 kW)
- Maximum speed: 78 knots at sea level (90 mph, 145 km/h)
- Cruise speed: 65 knots (75 mph, 121 km/h)
- Range: 182.5 nmi (210 mi, 338 km)
- Service ceiling: 11,000 ft (3,355 m)
- Rate of climb: 865 ft/min (4.4 m/s)
See also[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- "United States Navy Aircraft Since 1911" by Gordon Swanborough & Peter M. Bowers (Naval Institute Press Annapolis, MD, ISBN 0-87021-968-5) 1976, 546 pp.
- "The Complete Encyclopedia of World Aircraft" cover Editors: Paul Eden & Soph Moeng, (Amber Books Ltd. Bradley's Close, 74-77 White Lion Street, London, NI 9PF, 2002, ISBN 0-7607-3432-1), 1152 pp.
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