Convair OY-1 'Sentinel'

  Base model:OY
  Designation System:U.S. Navy / Marines
  Designation Period:1922-1962
  Basic role:Observation
  Crew:Pilot & Passenger

  Length: 24' 1" 7.3 m
  Height:8' 11" 2.7 m
  Wingspan: 34' 10.3 m
  Wingarea: 155.0 sq ft 14.4 sq m
  Empty Weight: 1,472 lb 667 kg
  Gross Weight: 2,185 lb 990 kg

  No. of Engines: 1
  Powerplant: Lycoming O-435-A
  Horsepower (each): 190

  Range: 390 miles 628 km
  Cruise Speed: 115 mph 185 km/h 100 kt
  Max Speed: 129 mph 207 km/h 111 kt
  Climb: 975 ft/min 297 m/min
  Ceiling: 15,800 ft 4,815 m

Known serial numbers
02747 / 02788, 02789 / 02790, 03862 / 04025, 04021 / 04025, 60460 / 60507, 75159 / 75182 , 120442 / 120474 , 121415 / 121438

Examples of this type may be found at
MCAS El Toro Historical FoundationIrvineCalifornia
National Museum of Naval AviationNAS PensacolaFlorida
USS Lexington Museum On The BayCorpus ChristiTexas
United States Marine Corps Air/Ground MuseumQuanticoVirginia

OY-1 on display

MCAS El Toro Historical Foundation

National Museum of Naval Aviation


Recent comments by our visitors
 , AZ
For the most complete and accurate information on these aircraft visit the Sentinel Owners and Pilots Association website at www.sentinelclub.org

07/19/2008 @ 13:43 [ref: 22179]
 glenn anderson
 , NM
I own and fly an OY-1 that is a vet of battle of Okinawa. A/c located in New Mexico. email ganderson_000@msn.com to see pics.
06/17/2007 @ 06:16 [ref: 16856]
 Pete Breitenbach
 Austin, TX
My Dad, Max "Jim" Breitenbach says that he worked in the structures section at Convair and helped to determine the correct size of tubing for the aircraft. He says that static analysis was inadequate, and he brought knowledge of redundant structures to the team.
06/19/2004 @ 18:12 [ref: 7644]
 Pete Breitenbach
 Austin, TX
My Dad, Max "Jim" Breitenbach worked on the design of this aircraft. He said that his job was to design a big door in the side so that the aircraft could take a stretcher and evacuate wounded.
06/19/2004 @ 18:03 [ref: 7643]
 Keith Bryant
 Lancaster, OH
Any chance I can get more photos on this aircraft and some history on who flew it? I am building a scale model of this plane and this paint scheme is awesome!
04/28/2004 @ 16:45 [ref: 7323]
 Daniel Sproat
 Lexington, KY
I am not sure, but I believe my father, Jim Sproat, designed the empenage.
03/19/2002 @ 15:39 [ref: 4536]


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