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Consolidated

The Consolidated Aircraft Corporation was founded in 1923 by Major Reuben H. Fleet, who had been the manager of the Gallaudet Aircraft Company, upon its liquidation, and his purchase of designs from the Dayton-Wright Company, a division of General Motors. Producing flying boats in the 1920s and 1930s, at Buffalo, the most famous was the PBY Catalina. In 1929 the company had bought the Thomas-Morse company. In 1935 Consolidated moved from Buffalo to San Diego. The Liberator bomber was also produced by Consolidated, beginning in 1939, and a giant plant was opened in Fort Worth, Texas during WW2. The company merged with Vultee in 1943 to form Convair (Consolidated-Vultee Aircraft), which continued to be based in San Diego.
Canso Flying Boat Canso, shot was taken in Yellowknife, NWT (Canada) in mid-70's.
Catalina Royal Dutch Navy PBY Catalina was the United States Navy designation for an American and Canadian-built flying boat o...
Catalina ex-Dutch Navy Catalina 16.218 ,ex Dutch Navy.
Stinson L-5 "Sentinel" This pictures shows the "298248 6C-C" Stinson L-5 "Sentinel" N57797 (c/n 76-489 ex USAAF:42-98248) ...
B-24 Liberator This is the example at RAF Cosford. Unusually its in Indian Airforce colours, and since this photo w...
Catalina No its NOT something from another planet! rather it's RAF Cosford's fine example of a Royal Danish A...
Flying Boat Catalina former Dutch Navy Flying Boat Catalina ex-Dutch Navy (16-218), this picture was taken at the defence days 2006 in Belg...
Prop Engines - details? Pete uploaded these, details missing?
American bomber Consolidated B-24 Liberator Here is another view of the Liberator showing the nose and port inner (No2) engine. American Air Mus...
Liberator and Mustang at American Air Museum This picture has a B-24 Liberator in the foreground and a P-51D Mustang at back. American Air Museu...
Catalina Royal Dutch Navy Waterplane 16 218 PBY Catalina was the United States Navy designation for an American and Canadian-built flying boat o...
The Collings Trio in formation over Olympia. Photo taken by a BAES member during flying with the Olympic Flight Museum June 2007. Members of the ...

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