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PBY-5A Catalina

The PBY Catalina is a "flying boat" that can also land on the water. For more information about this particular PBY, click on the internet link, below.  



To land in the water, the landing gear is retracted into the hull. You can click on either picture to enlarge it; use your browser's "back" command to return here.


Specifications, from a sign posted near the airplane:

ManufacturerConsolidated-Vultee Aircraft Company
Model28-5ACF (PBY-5A)
Height20' 2"
Length63' 10.5"
Weight20,200 empty, 28,000 max takeoff
Enginestwo Pratt and Whitney 1830-92
Horsepower1,200 each
Fuel1,750 gal
Range2,000 nautical miles
Cruising Speed120 mph
Max Speed170 mph
Service Ceiling16,000'

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