PB4Y-2   "Privateer"
active duty - 1943 to 1958


This airframe last flew on Friday 8 August 1975 as N6813D, a converted fire bomber operated by Hawkins & Powers Aviation
At 0-dark:30 on the 9th, after "landing" at Port Hardy Airport, BC, it went for a swim off the end of the runway.

In restoration at Yankee Air Museum,
Willow Run airport, Van Buren, Michigan

Bureau # 59876 - N6813D - Tanker 125
WarbirdRegistry.org
Aviation-History.com
Warbirds International magazine
July/Aug 1993



The last flying PB4Y-2

Bureau # 66302 - N2871G - Tanker 121
66302 restoration work
Pilot interview video
EAA Sport Aviation magazine
June 2016
Specifications:
Consolidated PB4Y-2 Privateer
Dimensions:
Wing span: 110 ft 0 in (33.53 m)
Length: 74 ft 7 in (22.73 m)
Height: 30 ft 1 in (9.17 m)
Weights:
Empty: 37,485 lb (17,003 kg)
Max Gross: 65,000 lb (29,484 kg)
Performance:
Maximum Speed: 237 mph (381 km/h) at 13,750 ft (4,190 m)
Cruise: 140 mph (225 km/h)
Service Ceiling: 20,700 ft (6,310 m)
Range: 2,800 miles (4,506 km)
Powerplant:
Four, Pratt & Whitney R-1830-94 Twin Wasp
1,350 hp (1,007 kW), 14-cylinder radial, air cooled engines.
Armament:
Twelve 0.50 machine guns (nose, turrets, waist and tail positions)
Bomb load 12,800 lb (5,806 kg).