Who made the PBY Catalina?
Consolidated AircraftConsolidated PBY Catalina / Manufacturer
What engine does PBY Catalina have?
Pratt & Whitney R-1830 Twin WaspConsolidated PBY Catalina / Engine type
What is the largest water bomber in the World?
Meet the World’s Largest Flying Boat, the 77-Year-Old Hawaii Mars II – Robb Report.
Who owns Hawaii Mars?
Coulson Forest Products Ltd.
The recently listed Hawaii Mars II was purchased by B.C.-based Coulson Forest Products Ltd. in 2007, and has been stored in Sproat Lake, Port Alberni since it’s last flight in 2016. Brown estimates it will take upwards of three months to get the plane ready for flight, and laughs at the idea of purchasing it himself.
What is a PBY Catalina?
The Consolidated PBY Catalina is a flying boat and amphibious aircraft that was produced in the 1930s and 1940s. In Canadian service it was known as the Canso. It was one of the most widely used seaplanes of World War II.
What happened to the PBY-5A Catalina in WW2?
PBY-5A Catalina flying over the Aleutian Islands during World War II. (US Navy photo) The Catalina had one very big asset: long range. It could fly over 3,000 miles, and was also capable of carrying two torpedoes or up to 4,000 pounds of bombs. The PBY drew first blood at Midway, putting a torpedo in the side of the tanker Akebono Maru.
What scale is this PBY-5A model?
This is a 1/72 scale Academy plastic model kit. This Consolidated Aircraft PBY-5A was used by every branch of the U.S Military, especially for cargo transport and patrol bombing.
What is the best book about the PBY Catalina flying boat?
PBY: The Catalina Flying Boat. Annapolis, Maryland: US Naval Institute Press, 1986. ISBN 0-87021-526-4. Crocker, Mel. Black Cats and Dumbos: WW II’s Fighting PBYs. Huntington Beach, California: Crocker Media Expressions, 2002. ISBN 0-9712901-0-5. Dorny, Louis B. US Navy PBY Catalina Units of the Pacific War.