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2 edition of Consolidated PBY Catalina found in the catalog.

Consolidated PBY Catalina

David Legg

Consolidated PBY Catalina

the peacetime record

by David Legg

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Published by Airlife in Shrewsbury .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Catalina (Seaplane) -- History.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementDavid Legg.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination297 p. :
    Number of Pages297
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22465491M
    ISBN 101840372761

    Between them they were operating 68 PBYs, but despite the high level of tension no effort was made to mount regular long range patrols around Hawaii. The wing was mounted on a pylon above the fuselage and incorporated integral fuel tanks. A long range attack on ships off Jolo Island on 27 December ended with the loss of four out of six aircraft involved. For the full story with more information and photographs, see my new book.

    RAF undergoing service in their hangar at SeletarSingapore. I was confused at first until I saw the linked image. Consolidated had to struggle to meet all orders, not only for the PBY but also for the B bomber. For the first production model, the PBY-1, Consolidated received an order for 60 aircraft, in

    The first of around Catalinas to enter RAF service arrived early inand entered service with Nos. Here's a link to the vid, BTW, in case anyone wants to have a look at it. The man in the waist blister waits with a net to catch the wrench jocks in case they would drop off. The RAF preferred the pure flying boat model, and only eleven of the more Catalinas that it received were amphibious.


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Consolidated PBY Catalina book

Rarely told, a staggering killer tale whereby the superior Jap guns came to no avail, they were hunted there by an invisible foe that stealthily followed them for weeks. Towards the end of the war, on 7 Maya Catalina of No.

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These changes were incorporated to the final production model, the PBY-6A. Boeing actually built examples of this aircraft between July and Octoberof which 34 went to New Zealand, 7 to Australia and 5 to the US Navy. Another novel feature was the introduction of stabilizing floats that retracted to form streamlined wing tips.

So, maintenance problems would be relevant, too. This aerial photography is of great use today in determining the extent to which glaciers have retreated in the last 50 years see this Science article. They reached places that were otherwise accessible only by helicopters. During the last weeks of February more than people were successfully transported to Broome.

Main article: Catalina affair The Catalina Affair is the name given to a Cold War incident in which a Swedish Air Force Catalina was shot down by Soviet fighters over the Baltic Sea in June while investigating the disappearance of a Swedish Douglas DC-3 later found to have been shot down by a Soviet fighter while on a signals intelligence mission; it was found in and raised — A long range attack on ships off Jolo Island on 27 December ended with the loss of four out of six aircraft involved.

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The fuselage was wider than it was high, an unusual feature for a flying boat, and inside there was only one deck. The aircraft was shot down by five Nakajima Ki fighters before it could radio its report to air headquarters in Singapore.

The American pilot later stated that the red markings of the standard RAF roundel which was still used by the RAAF at that time confused him into believing that the aircraft was Japanese. If a citation is required I can find one e.

Taking advantage of the long range of the aircraft, the RAAF used the Catalina as a passenger and mail carrier during the war. So there is clearly important operational history in this role. The squadron was then sucked into the fighting in the Dutch East Indies, suffering heavy losses before eventually reaching Australia in March with only two aircraft remaining.

Still, Wansborough-White's comment about choosing names of districts in the US would rule that one out, I suppose. Consolidated had more luck with their P2Y. Navy counterparts, employed "terror bombs", ranging from scrap metal and rocks to empty beer bottles with razor blades inserted into the necks, to produce high pitched screams as they fell, keeping Japanese soldiers awake and scrambling for cover.

The base of his seat was cushioned to protect crew members walking underneath!SPECIFICATIONS The Consolidated PBY 5A General Data Aircraft Manufacturer – Consolidated Aircraft Corporation founded in by Reuben Hollis Fleetin East Greenwich, Rhode Island would manufacture Isaac Machlin Laddon revolutionary designed PBY in: Buffalo New York, USA Norfolk Virginia, USA New Orleans Philadelphia San Diego California USA and Manufactured Under License.

The Consolidated PBY Catalina was by far the most successful flying boat of the Second World War, and played a major part in the both the war in the Pacific and the Battle of the Atlantic, serving in large numbers with the US Navy and RAF Coastal Command.

PBY Catalina 5A PBY stands for Patrol Bomber, the “Y” simply denotes the manufacturer which was Consolidated Aircraft Co. The PBY was an incredibly versatile airplane that could land on both water and land runways. They could drop torpedoes, depth charges, and bombs, while defending themselves with multiple high-caliber machine guns.

This book is a detailed manuscript on the PBY Catalina flying boat, from its initial inception, to its activities in all theatres of the Second World War. It is quite thorough, and easy to read. Read moreCited by: 2. PBY Catalina Survivors identifies Catalinas on display, and includes aircraft designations, status, serial numbers, locations and additional information.

The Consolidated PBY Catalina was a twin-engined American flying boat of the s and s, designed by Consolidated Aircraft Co.

Several variants were built at five US and Canadian manufacturing plants. Surviving Canso A G-PBYA at Duxford. Feb 16,  · The New Zealand Catalina Preservation Society's is shown here during its display at the Classic Fighters airshow held at Omaka Aerodrome, Blenheim, New.