CONSOLIDATED PBY "CATALINA"

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The PBY “Catalina”was probably the Navy’s most useful aircraft during World War 2.Designed for use as a patrol aircraft, the PBY filled a variety of roles,anti-sub warfare, recon and search and rescue.The Catalina’s first wartime achievement was locating the Battleship Bismarck in service with the R.A.F.


Aircraft data and Information taken from:
NAVAL HISTORY CENTER

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DIMENSIONS

  • SPAN……………….104”-0″
  • LENGTH……………62′-11″
  • HEIGHT………………..22′-5″
  • WING AREA……..1400 SQ.FT.
  • M.A.C……………………165.3″

POWER PLANT

  • NO.AND MODEL……….{2} R-1830-92
  • MFR………………………………….P&W
  • SUPERCH…………….1 stage,1 speed
  • PROP.GEAR RATIO……………..16:9
  • PROP.MFR……………………..Ham.Std.
  • NO.BL./DIA…………………….3/12′-1″

RATINGS

  • T.O……..1200BHP. @ 2700 R.P.M. @ S.L.
  • NORMAL.1050BHP @ 2550 R.P.M @ 7,500′

ORDNANCE

  • 2-.30 CAL./Nose/2100 RDS.
  • 2-.50 CAL./Waist/1156 RDS.
BOMBLOAD

WINGMOUNTED

  • 4-1,000 LBS.
  • 4-500LBS.
  • 12-100LBS.
  • 8-325LBS. D.B.
  • 2-MK13-3 torp.

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