Friday, January 22, 2016

Commodore by Consolidated

Introduced in 1929, the Commodore was built by Consolidated as a passenger variant of their XPY-1 Admiral. Fourteen were built for the New York, Rio, Buenos Aires Line for passenger service to South America, a 9000 mile route. The model could carry up to 32 passengers and 3 crew and became known for its reliability and ease of flying. 
None remain, though an airframe has been discovered in a remote Canadian lake. Plans are underway to recover it for the San Diego Air and Space museum.

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