CONSOLIDATED PB2Y CORONADO

CORONADO SERVICE

Manufacturer: The Consolidated Aircraft Corp., San Diego, California, USA
(In 1941, became The Consolidated-Vultee Aircraft Corp.)
Model: Model 29
Designations: PB2Y; JRY
Name: Coronado
First official flight: (XPB2Y-1) 17/12/1937
Factory production period: 1937 - 1944
Primary service period: 1941 - 1945
Last official flight: 1945

CORONADO VARIANTS AND PRODUCTION

XPB2Y-1
1937, prototype 4-engined, patrol-bomber
flying boat for the US Navy. Initially with
single fin, later with twin fins.
Produced 1937

Consolidated San Diego, California (Y)

BuNo.0453 ?

Total: 001

PB2Y-2
1939, as XPB2Y-1, redesigned fuselage,
engine and armament upgrade.
Produced 1939 - 1940

Consolidated San Diego, California (Y)

BuNo.1633 / 1638 ?

Total: 006

PB2Y-3
1941, as XPB2Y-3, late production
airframes with dorsal radome.
Produced 1941 - 1944

Consolidated San Diego, California (Y)

BuNo.7043 / 7242 ?  
BuNo.02737 / 02746 ?

Total: 210

 

Grand Total: 217

CORONADO CONVERSIONS

US Navy

XPB2Y-3 1 PB2Y-2(1638), 1941, prototype with engine / armament upgrade, 
self-sealing fuel tanks and crew armour.
(XPB2Y-5) 1 XPB2Y-3, 1944, prototype to the PB2Y-5.
PB2Y-3R 10 PB2Y-3, 1945, unarmed cargo conversions, engine upgrade.
Original designation was JRY-1.
Conversions by Rohr Aircraft Corp., California.
XPB2Y-4 1 PB2Y-2(1636), 1944, prototype with engine upgrade.
Later redesignated as XPB2Y-6.
PB2Y-5 1+ PB2Y-3, 1944-1945, engine / fuel capacity upgrade with (RATO)
rocket-assisted take-off gear.
(PB2Y-5R) 1+ PB2Y-5, 1945, unarmed cargo conversions. Some with medical
evacuation interiors designated as PB2Y-5H.
(PB2Y-5Z) 1 PB2Y-5(7073), VIP transport conversion.

British RAF

Coronado GR.Mk. I

32

PB2Y-3, 1943-1946, Lend-Lease version for RAF, US designation was
PB2Y-3B. 22 retained by the US Navy, 10 used by RAF on transatlantic
flights. Assigned RAF s/n: JX470 / JX501.

CIVILIAN SERVICE
 - Two Coronado flying boats in civil use after Word War II, one going to the
   Hughes Tool Co. as N69003 (civil reg.).

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