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Naval Aircraft Factory TG
Role Seaplane gunnery trainer
National origin United States
Manufacturer Naval Aircraft Factory
First flight 1922
Primary user United States Navy
Number built 5

The Naval Aircraft Factory TG were a series of prototype seaplanes for gunnery training designed and built by the United States Navy's Naval Aircraft Factory.

Development[edit | edit source]

The TG was an equal-span biplane with tandem open cockpits. It had a large central float with a smaller stabilizing float underneath each wingtip. Five were built for evaluation designated TG-1, TG-2, TG-3, TG-4 and TG-5 and were generally similar. The TG-1, TG-3 and TG-4 had internal fuselage fuel tanks and the TG-2 and TG-5 had fuel tanks inside the central float.

Variants[edit | edit source]

TG-1
Powered by a 200hp (149kW) Liberty engine, one built.
TG-2
Powered by a 200hp (149kW) Liberty engine, one built.
TG-3
Powered by a 200hp (149kW) Aeromarine T-6 engine, one built.
TG-4
Powered by a 200hp (149kW) Aeromarine T-6 engine, one built.
TG-5
Powered by a 180hp (134kW) Wright-Hispano E-4 engine, one built.

Operator[edit | edit source]

United States

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

General characteristics

  • Crew: 2 (pilot and trainee)
  • Length: 30 ft 0 in (9.14 m)
  • Wingspan: 36 ft 0 in (10.97 m)
  • Gross weight: 2996 lb (1359 kg)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Liberty piston engine, 200 hp (149 kW)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 97 mph (156 km/h)

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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