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Naval Aircraft Factory PT
The PT-1
Role Floatplane
National origin United States
Manufacturer Naval Aircraft Factory
First flight 1922
Primary user United States Navy
Number built 33

The Naval Aircraft Factory PT were two types of seaplanes built from surplus and spare parts by the United States Navy's Naval Aircraft Factory.

Development[edit | edit source]

With a shortage of funds at the end of the First World War the Naval Aircraft Factory built 33 aircraft of two types using surplus assemblies. Both were twin float biplanes based on the fuselage and tail unit of the Curtiss R-6L; the PT-1 was fitted with the 62 ft (18.90m) wings from the Curtiss HS-1L, and the PT-2 fitted with the 74 ft (22.57m) wings from the Curtiss HS-2L.

Variants[edit | edit source]

Fuselage and tail unit of a Curtiss R-6L fitted with wings from a Curtiss HS-1L, 15 built.
Fuselage and tail unit of a Curtiss R-6L fitted with wings from a Curtiss HS-2L, 18 built.

Operator[edit | edit source]

United States

Specifications (PT-2)[edit | edit source]

General characteristics

  • Length: 38 ft 5 in (11.71 m)
  • Wingspan: 74 ft 0¼ in (22.57 m)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Liberty piston engine, 200 hp (149 kW)


See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  • Taylor, Michael J. H. (1989). Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation. London: Studio Editions. 
  • The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft (Part Work 1982-1985). Orbis Publishing. 

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