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Consolidated PBY Catalina  WS-79


Consolidated PBY Catalina (Hall Park WS-79)

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Category:Aviation Books
Subcategory:WW2 US Aircraft
ISBN/Box:WS-79
Series:Warpaint Series No 79
Publisher/Brand:Hall Park
Author:Chris Stafrace
Format:a4
No. Pages:72
Version:sb
Language:English
Availability:only 1 remaining

This product was added to our database on Tuesday 9 November 2010.


Category Aviation Books, Subcategory WW2 US Aircraft, ISBN/Box WS-79, Series Warpaint Series No 79, Publisher/Brand Hall Park, Author Chris Stafrace, Format a4, No. Pages 72, Version sb, Language English

The PBY Catalina was indisputably the best known flying boat of the Second World War. It will be remembered most for its ruggedness and resilience, and it is no wonder that, from its introduction in US Navy service in 1936 and throughout its continued use by other air forces into the 1980s, it distinguished itself as one of the most versatile American military aircraft ever built. Its main role, at inception, was that of patrol bomber, but during its military lifetime it has carried out such disparate duties as torpedo bomber, convoy escort, anti-submarine warfare, long-range reconnaissance, SAR, night bombing, level bombing and strafing. It has always been praised by its crews, who felt secure that it will always get them back home somehow. Its Pratt & Whitney Twin Wasp engines must have contributed significantly to that reputation. The Catalina was flown in the most trying conditions in all theatres of war, from the Arctic by the Soviets and the US Coast Guard, to the tropics by the US Navy and RAAF. Mainly used by the US Navy and the RAF’s Coastal Command for ocean patrol, it excelled in the night intruder raids carried out by the famous Black Cats in the Pacific. But perhaps its most essential role was that of the rescue at sea of downed airmen, which task Catalina crews often risked their own life to accomplish. It was built both as a flying boat and as an amphibian and, thanks to the continued use after the war by both military and civil operators, several Catalina warbirds can still be found gracing our skies.



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