Naval Aircraft Factory PT

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.

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

DevelopmentEdit

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.

VariantsEdit

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

OperatorEdit

  United States

Specifications (PT-2)Edit

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)

Performance

See alsoEdit

Related lists

ReferencesEdit

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