Fleet Model 2

A picture of the Fleet Model 2

The Fleet biplane trainers came into existence in 1928 as the Consolidated Model 14.  It is a civilian trainer loosely based on the military PT-3 and NY-1 trainers.  In 1929, Consolidated turned production over to a subsidiary company named after Consolidated’s president Ruben Fleet.  All the Fleet models are basically identical with the only difference being the engine installed on each model.  The Fleets proved to be very popular trainers throughout the 1930s and into the early 1940s.  Approximately 1,250 of all versions were built.

Wingspan

28 ft

Length

20 ft 9 in.

Height

7 ft 10 in.

Weight

1575 lbs (loaded)

Maximum Speed

105 MPH

Service Ceiling

12,200 ft

Range

352 miles

Engine

One Kinner K-5 radial with 110 horsepower

Crew

2

Manufacturer
Fleet

Markings
Gilpen & Greenway Air Lines, Tucson, Arizona 1934

Designation
Model 2

Registration
NC605M

Serial Number
181

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