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Vought TBU

Consolidated TBY Seawolf

 

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First flying on 22 December 1941 as the Vultee XTBU-1 2542 as a competitor and contemporary to the very similar TBF Avenger, the Sea Wolf was subject to substantial delays.
 
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Vought XTBU-1 2542
 
A United States Navy torpedo bomber, because of more vital Vought F4U contracts, production of 180 units was assigned by the government to Vultee (Consolidated) in Sep 1943 as the TBY-2.
 
The type never saw combat; only 180 of the type were built before cancellation.

 

TBY-2
Engine: 1 x P&W XR-2800-20, 1850hp
Wingspan: 17.36 m / 56 ft 11 in
Length: 11.96 m / 39 ft 3 in
Height: 4.73 m / 15 ft 6 in
Useful load: 5743 lb
Max. Speed: 492 km/h / 306 mph
Cruise: 165 mph
Stall: 77 mph
Ceiling: 8296 m / 27200 ft
Range: 2422 km / 1505 miles
Armament: 4 x 12.7mm + 1 x 12.7mm machine-guns, 907kg of bombs

Seats: 3

 

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