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Soviet Union's GST N-243 flying boat

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GST N-243 flying boat:
Soviet Union's GST N-243 flying boat
Aeronautics Aircraft Spotters' Handbook
GST N-243 flying boat:
Soviet Union's GST N-243 flying boat
Aeronautics Aircraft Spotters' Handbook

Design

The GST N-243 was the Soviet Union's version of the Consolidated PBY Catalina that was built under license.1

Usage

The GST was used mostly used for reconnaissance but was also used to survey in the Artic.1

Specifications

  GST N-243
Type Reconnaissance1
Crew  
Engine (Type)  
Cylinders  
Cooling Air1
HP  
Propeller blades  
Fuel capacity  
Dimensions  
Span 104'1
Length 65'1
Height 18' 6"1
Wing area  
Weight  
Empty  
Loaded 27,000 lb1
Performance  
Speed 190 mph1
Cruising speed  
Climb  
Service ceiling  
Range  
Cruising range 4,000 miles1
Armament  

Sources:

  1. Aeronautics Aircraft Spotters' Handbook, Ensign L. C. Guthman, 1943
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