Consolidated PBY Catalina

Bomber / Maritime Patrol Aircraft

Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina © Karsten Palt
Photo ©: Karsten Palt
The Consolidated PBY Catalina is a twin-engined multi-role flying boat or amphibious aircraft produced by the US-American manufacturer Consolidated Aircraft Corporation.
The PBY Catalina was produced in several variants by Consolidated, Naval Aircraft Factory, Canadian Vickers, Boeing Canada and in Russia. The early produced variants were flying boats whereas the later variants were amphibious aircraft with retractable landing gear.
Crew8
Propulsion2 Radial Engines
Engine ModelPratt & Whitney R-1830-92 Twin Wasp
Engine Power (each)895 kW1200 hp
max. Cruise Speed200 km/h108 kts
  124 mph
max. Speed (vne)315 km/h170 kts
  196 mph
Service Ceiling4.816 m15.800 ft
Rate of climb305 m/min1000 ft/min
Range4.030 km2.176 NM
2.504 mi.
Empty Weight9.485 kg20.911 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight16.066 kg35.419 lbs
Wing Span31,70 m104,0 ft
Wing Area130,1 m²1400 ft²
Length19,46 m63,8 ft
Height6,15 m20,2 ft
First Flight28.03.1935
Production Statusout of production
Production Range1936-1945
Total Production>4000
ICAO CodeCAT
FAA TCDS2-548, AR-22
VariantsConsolidated PBY-1, PBY-2, PBY-3, PBY-4, PBY-5, PBY-5A, PBY-6A, OA-10, OA-10A, OA-10B, Catalina Mk I, Mk IA, Mk IB, Mk II, Mk IIA, Mk IIIA, Mk IVA, GR.Mk IVB, ASR.Mk IVB, GR.Mk VI,

[Photo-ID: 7574] © Karsten Palt 2013-07-19
Consolidated (Canadian Vickers) PBY-5A Canso, , C-FPQL, c/n CV417,© Karsten Palt, 2013Consolidated (Canadian Vickers)
PBY-5A Canso
Reg.: C-FPQL
c/n: CV417
 
ex RCAF 11084, marked as RCAF 9754
Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum [Hamilton, Mount Hope]
[Photo-ID: 6174] © Karsten Palt 2012-06-14
Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina, , N5590V, c/n 1768,© Karsten Palt, 2012Consolidated
PBY-5A Catalina
Reg.: N5590V
c/n: 1768
 
ex US Navy 48406, ex US Coast Guard
San Diego Air and Space Museum [San Diego, CA]
[Photo-ID: 10648] © Karsten Palt 2014-10-23
Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina, Spanish Air Force, EC-693, c/n 1960,© Karsten Palt, 2014Consolidated
PBY-5A Catalina
Spanish Air Force
Reg.: EC-693
c/n: 1960
 
displayed as DR.1-1 / 74-21
Museo del Aire [Madrid]
[Photo-ID: 14] © Karsten Palt 2006-06-17
Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina, Stichting Catalina, PH-PBY, c/n 300,© Karsten Palt, 2006Consolidated
PBY-5A Catalina
Stichting Catalina
Reg.: PH-PBY
c/n: 300
 
RNAF 16-218
Open Dagen Koninklijke Luchtmacht 2006 [Leeuwarden (EHLW / LHW)]
[Photo-ID: 302] © Karsten Palt 2007-06-15
Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina, Stichting Catalina, PH-PBY, c/n 300,© Karsten Palt, 2007Consolidated
PBY-5A Catalina
Stichting Catalina
Reg.: PH-PBY
c/n: 300
 
RNAF 16-218
Open Dagen Koninklijke Luchtmacht 2007 [Volkel (EHVK / UDE)]
[Photo-ID: 986] © Karsten Palt 2008-06-21
Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina, Stichting Catalina, PH-PBY, c/n 300,© Karsten Palt, 2008Consolidated
PBY-5A Catalina
Stichting Catalina
Reg.: PH-PBY
c/n: 300
 
RNAF 16-218
Nationaal Luchtvaart-Themapark Aviodrome [Lelystad (EHLE / LEY)]
[Photo-ID: 12096] © Karsten Palt 2015-08-30
Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina, Stichting Catalina, PH-PBY, c/n 300,© Karsten Palt, 2015Consolidated
PBY-5A Catalina
Stichting Catalina
Reg.: PH-PBY
c/n: 300
 
Flugtag Breitscheid 2015 [Breitscheid (EDGB)]
[Photo-ID: 12097] © Karsten Palt 2015-08-30
Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina, Stichting Catalina, PH-PBY, c/n 300,© Karsten Palt, 2015Consolidated
PBY-5A Catalina
Stichting Catalina
Reg.: PH-PBY
c/n: 300
 
Flugtag Breitscheid 2015 [Breitscheid (EDGB)]
[Photo-ID: 12098] © Karsten Palt 2015-08-30
Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina, Stichting Catalina, PH-PBY, c/n 300,© Karsten Palt, 2015Consolidated
PBY-5A Catalina
Stichting Catalina
Reg.: PH-PBY
c/n: 300
 
Flugtag Breitscheid 2015 [Breitscheid (EDGB)]
[Photo-ID: 12099] © Karsten Palt 2015-08-30
Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina, Stichting Catalina, PH-PBY, c/n 300,© Karsten Palt, 2015Consolidated
PBY-5A Catalina
Stichting Catalina
Reg.: PH-PBY
c/n: 300
 
Flugtag Breitscheid 2015 [Breitscheid (EDGB)]
[Photo-ID: 2135] © Karsten Palt 2009-05-10
Consolidated (Canadian Vickers) PBY-5A Catalina (Canso), Plane Sailing Air Displays Ltd., G-PBYA, c/n CV-283,© Karsten Palt, 2009Consolidated (Canadian Vickers)
PBY-5A Catalina (Canso)
Plane Sailing Air Displays Ltd.
Reg.: G-PBYA
c/n: CV-283
 
Flugtag Bremen 2009 [Bremen (EDDW / BRE)]
[Photo-ID: 2136] © Karsten Palt 2009-05-10
Consolidated (Canadian Vickers) PBY-5A Catalina (Canso), Plane Sailing Air Displays Ltd., G-PBYA, c/n CV-283,© Karsten Palt, 2009Consolidated (Canadian Vickers)
PBY-5A Catalina (Canso)
Plane Sailing Air Displays Ltd.
Reg.: G-PBYA
c/n: CV-283
 
Flugtag Bremen 2009 [Bremen (EDDW / BRE)]
[Photo-ID: 5485] © Karsten Palt 2012-01-11
Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina (OA-10), US Army Air Forces (USAAF), 43-3879, c/n 1959,© Karsten Palt, 2012Consolidated
PBY-5A Catalina (OA-10)
US Army Air Forces (USAAF)
Reg.: 43-3879
c/n: 1959
 
displayed as OA-10 43-3879, ex Brasilian AF 6551
National Museum of the United States Air Force [Dayton, Ohio / USA (Wright-Patterson AFB)]
[Photo-ID: 3013] © Hartmut Ehlers 2009-12-11
Consolidated PBY-6A Catalina, Historical Aircraft Restoration Society Inc. (HARS), VH-PBZ, c/n 2043,© Hartmut Ehlers, 2009Consolidated
PBY-6A Catalina
Historical Aircraft Restoration Society Inc. (HARS)
Reg.: VH-PBZ
c/n: 2043
 
Another good job of HARS. Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) c/s
[Wollongong/Illawarra Regional Airport (YWOL / WOL)]
[Photo-ID: 4360] © Karsten Palt 2011-06-30
Consolidated PBY-6A Catalina, Royal Danish Air Force, L-861, c/n 2105,© Karsten Palt, 2011Consolidated
PBY-6A Catalina
Royal Danish Air Force
Reg.: L-861
c/n: 2105
 
Danmarks Flymuseum [Stauning]
[Photo-ID: 6744] © Karsten Palt 2013-05-17
Consolidated PBY-6A Catalina, Royal Danish Air Force, L-866, c/n 2064,© Karsten Palt, 2013Consolidated
PBY-6A Catalina
Royal Danish Air Force
Reg.: L-866
c/n: 2064
 
Royal Air Force Museum Cosford [Shifnal, Shropshire]