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Consolidated PBY-5 Catalina

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General: 

One of the most successful flying-boats, the Catalina served throughout WWII.  It was the most numerously manufactured flying-boat in aviation history with over 4000 being constructed.

Type: Transport

Crew: 7 to 9

Seating:

First Flight:  21/Mar/1935

Specifications

 

Propulsion

 

Performance

 

Length:

Height:

Wingspan:

Empty Weight:

Gross Weight:

63'  10"

 20'  2"

 104'  0"

20,910 lbs.

35,420 lbs.

No. Engines:

Horsepower:

Power plant:

2

1,200 hp per engine

P&W R-1830-92

Range:

Speed (max):

Speed (cruise):

Climb:

Ceiling:

2,545 miles

179 mph

- mph

- ft/sec

- ft

Armament:

3x 0.30 cal MG, 2x 0.50 cal MG, 4000 lbs of bombs 

     

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