Chapter 3: Aircraft of CGAS BrooklynMargaret Jordan2017-07-21T16:58:11+00:00
Chapter 3: Aircraft of CGAS Brooklyn
The following pages include photos of the aircraft that have served the air station during its first fifty years.
Hall-Aluminum PH-2: Three of these were the first aircraft to serve the air station. It had a range of 2342 miles and 7 were in service from 1934 – 1944.
Grumman Goose JRF-5: This aircraft had a range of 800 miles. The Coast Guard acquired 27 of these which were in use from 1943 – 1954
Martin Mariner PBM-3 & 5: These had a range of 2240 miles. Sixty-eight were acquired and in service from 1943 through the late fifties.
A PBM making a rescue at sea.
OS2U-3 Kingfisher: These had a range of 865 miles. Fifty-three were acquired and in service from 1942 – 1944.
Consolidated PBY-5 Catalina: The PBY had a range of 2545 miles. One hundred twenty of these were acquired and in service from 1942 – 1954.
UF-1G Grumman Albatross: All of these were later modified to HU- 16E. As UF- I G’s, 36 were acquired in 1951 and had a range of 2660 miles.
HU-16E Grumman Albatross: Seventy-one of these were acquired plus the 36 modified UF-1G’s. These had a range of 3281 miles and saw service from 1951 – 1983.
P5M Martin Marlin: Eleven of these were acquired and in service from 1954-1961. They had a range of 3000 plus miles.
Waco J2W-1: Only 3 of this type were acquired. It had a range of 600 miles and was in service from 1937 – 1939. Parked beside it is a Douglas R4D.
R3Q-1 Reliant: Only one of these was acquired. It had a range of 350 miles.
Boeing PB-1G (B-17J): Used frequently on the International Ice Patrol, 18 of these were acquired. They had a range of 2500 miles and were in service from 1945 – 1959.
Sikorsky HNS-1 Hoverfly: This was the first helo used at Brooklyn Air Station in the training of pilots and mechanics. They had a range of 65 miles. Twenty-one of this type were acquired and were in service from 1944 – 1948.
Sikorsky HOS-1G: These had a range of 245 miles. Twenty- seven were acquired and in service from 1945 – 1949.
Sikorsky HO3S-1G: Nine of these were acquired and in service from 1946 – ? They had a range of 275 miles.
Piasecki HRP-1: Flying Banana Only three of these were acquired for service from 1948 – 1952. They had a range of 140 miles.
Sikorsky H04S-2/ HH-19G: Twenty-one of these were in use from 1951 to the early sixties. They had a range of 475 miles.
Sikorsky HH-52A: 1963 to Present. Ninety-nine acquired. Range 255 miles.
Sikorsky HH-3F: Forty acquired in 1969. Range 748 miles.
Aerospatiale HH-65A: Ninety-six acquired, range 400 miles, in service 1984 to present.