AIRCRAFT OF CGAS BROOKLYN
The following pages include photos of the aircraft that have served the air station during its first fifty years.|
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.
This aircraft had a range of 800 miles. The Coast Guard acquired 27 of these which were in use from 1943 - 1954.
Grumman Goose JRF-5
These had a range of 2240 miles. Sixty-eight were acquired and in service from 1943 through the late fifties.
Martin Mariner PBM-3 & 5
A PBM making a rescue at sea.
These had a range of 865 miles. Fifty-three were acquired and in service from 1942 - 1944.
The PBY had a range of 2545 miles. One hundred twenty of these were acquired and in service from 1942 - 1954.
Consolidated PBY-5 Catilina
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.
UF-1G 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.
HU-16E Grumman Albatross
Eleven of these were acquired and in service from 1954-1961. They had a range of 3000 plus miles.
P5M Martin Marlin
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.
Only one of these was acquired. It had a range of 350 miles.
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.
Boeing PB-1G (B-17J)
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 HNS-1 Hoverfly
These had a range of 245 miles. Twenty- seven were acquired and in service from 1945 - 1949.
Nine of these were acquired and in service from 1946 - ? They had a range of 275 miles.
Only three of these were acquired for service from 1948 - 1952. They had a range of 140 miles.
Piasecki HRP-1 Flying Banana
Twenty-one of these were in use from 1951 to the early sixties. They had a range of 475 miles.
Sikorsky H04S-2/ HH-19G
1963 to Present. Ninety-nine acquired. Range 255 miles.
Forty acquired in 1969. Range 748 miles.
Ninety-six acquired, range 400 miles, in service 1984 to present.