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PBY "Catalina"

Flying Boat

Consolidated

PBY-5A (BuNo 05045) assigned to ComAirSoPac, Espiritu, Santo, New Hebrides during 1942

PBY-5A (BuNo 05045) assigned to ComAirSoPac, Espiritu, Santo, New Hebrides during 1942, this machine made the first landing on formerly enemy held territory when it landed on Guadalcanal on 12 August 1942.

Specification PBY-5A
Crew 5-7
Dimensions
Wing span, m 31.70
Lenght, m 19.47
Height, m 6.15
Wing area, m2 130.06
Powerplant
2 x Pratt Whitney R-1830-82, hp 1200
Weight, kg:
Empty weight 9485
Maximum takeoff weight 16,066
Performance
Maximum speed, km/h 288
Cruising speed, km/h 188
Service ceiling, m 4480
Service range, km 4096
Armament
2x12.7 mm + 3x7.62 mm machine guns, bombs, kg 1814

References

  • "Encyclopedia of military engineering" /Aerospace Publising/
  • "American Warplanes of World War II" /under cor. David Donald/

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