ID the flying boat wind tunnel model

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ID the flying boat wind tunnel model

Postby WhyMe » Tue Aug 07, 2018 4:21 pm

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This image appears in this blog article titled "Wind tunnel testing a Grumman Albatross model"

Although I'm not very familiar with Albatross development, the model looks like something else entirely to me. Consolidated Consolidated XP4Y Corregidor perhaps? Except that Corregidor is supposed to have twin tail.

Can anyone confirm the claim or ID the model?
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Re: ID the flying boat wind tunnel model

Postby dogsbody » Tue Aug 07, 2018 4:51 pm

That tailfin looks like a Martin P5M Marlin but that fuselage does look like a Consolidated P4Y-1 Corregidor.


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Re: ID the flying boat wind tunnel model

Postby WhyMe » Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:11 pm

Well, someone commented on the original blog post saying that it's Boeing Sea Ranger.

I do agree that it looks very similar, except for the rudder. However I couldn't find a wind tunnel model of it mentioned anywhere...
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Re: ID the flying boat wind tunnel model

Postby dogsbody » Sat Aug 11, 2018 1:28 am

I'll have to go back through the old SeaRanger article and see if there are any pics of a wind tunnel model.


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Re: ID the flying boat wind tunnel model

Postby MrWidgeon » Fri Aug 24, 2018 4:00 pm

Certainly NOT the Sea Ranger, I suspect it may have been a test of a single fin Corregidor.

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Re: ID the flying boat wind tunnel model

Postby longshot » Thu Aug 30, 2018 12:40 am

Yes, the fuselage is Corregidor shaped...Consolidated put a fin that shape on the Privateer development of the Liberator...note there is a Liberator bottom right corner of the photo....
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