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[VEHICLE] Convair R3Y Tradewind



  • With the Cayo Perico Heist DLC and the new island the time is right to add a large seaplane/flying-boat capable of carrying cargo (rather specifically cars) to the island in bulk... well roughly 3 at a time. At the moment the airstrip at the island prevents large aircraft from landing, a seaplane avoids this problem.

    The Convair R3Y Tradewind was a large, 4 engine, turbo-prop flying-boat of the U.S. Navy during the 1950's. It's key features were an elevated cockpit/crew space above the cargo space. Likewise, the aircraft featured a lifting nose and loading ramp assembly to allow for front loading of various cargo, including light assault vehicles. Originally, this was a flying-boat so there was no conventional landing gear. However, if someone is interested in making this into an amphibious aircraft look to the Chinese AG600 for inspiration on how to integrate landing gear. happy modding. Cheers!!


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