Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Convair R3Y Tradewind Video

Untitled 2 A nice video of the Convair R3Y Tradewind. Credit: jaglavaksoldier

“The Convair R3Y Tradewind was an American 1950s turboprop-powered flying boat designed and built by Convair. The R3Y set a transcontinental seaplane record of 403 mph in 1954 by utilising the speed of high-altitude jetstream winds. This record still stands. After service trials the aircraft were delivered to US Navy transport squadron VR-2 on 31 March 1956. Problems with the engine/propeller combination led to the ending of Tradewind operations and the unit was disbanded on 16 April 1958.”

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