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Plus further production in Canada (designated lOA). No type certificate was awarded and they are presumed to have been built under ATC 374. Fleet 6 (1 0 ATC). One aircraft used for tests with a 165hp Continental A-70 even-cylinder radial engine. Fleet 7 (ATC 374, 4 October, 1930). This designation was originally applied to all 5hp Axelson Beven -cylinder radial-powered version but the ATC was awarded to a refined model with larger plastic windshi Ids and a 125hp Kiru1er B-5. Early B-5s had an exhaust collector ring around the front of the crankcase, while later versions had a rear exhaust and improved fmning and cooling.

Fleet 10 (added to ATC 374). This 125hp Kinner B-5 version introduced a revi ed cockpit profile for better protection and turtle back fuselage faired out (as on PT-6), a more rounded fm and rudder, and eliminated the crossaxle undercarriage layout. Sometimes referred to as the FlO by Consolidated. A prototype (msn 338/1 C757V) was built in 1931 followed by at least twenty other US-built civil aircraft including one each to Argentina and Spain; 115 for China between 1932 and 1935; ten for Portugal (five were lOGs with 130hp de Havilland Gipsy Major fourcylinder inline inverted engines); twenty for Romania; and sixteen for Turkey - although these last may not have been Model lOs.

Convair) CONSOLIDATED AIRCRAFT CORPORATlO pleted as PBY-5As (Model 28-5A) with 1,050hp R-1860-92 engines. Operations started out of Argentia, 1 ewfow1dland, in May 1941 (VP-52) and from Iceland in Augu t (VP-73) and PBY-5s also replaced the -2s of VP-54 ba ed in Bennuda. Airborne search radar had been installed on a PBY-2 early in 1941 and by July, British ASV radar was carried by a single PBY-5 from VP-71 , -72, and -73. Pearl Harbor was home to seven quadrons ofPBY-2s and -5s when it was attacked on 7 December, 1941.

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