Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina (1936)
Type: Long-Range Maritime Patrol Flying Boat
National Origin: United States
Manufacturer(s): Consolidated; Boeing - USA / GST - Soviet Union / Royal Aircraft - UK / Canadian Vickers - Canada
Production Total: 3,305
63.81 feet (19.45 meters)
104.00 feet (31.70 meters)
20.18 feet (6.15 meters)
20,911 lb (9,485 kg)
35,422 lb (16,067 kg)
2 x Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92 14-cylinder Twin Wasp air-cooled radial piston engines developing 1,200 horsepower.
179 mph (288 kmh; 156 knots)
2,545 miles (4,095 km)
14,698 feet (4,480 meters; 2.8 miles)
526 feet-per-minute (160 m/min)
Armament / Mission Payload:
2 x 12.7mm machine guns in bow turret
2 x 12.7mm machine guns in fuselage blisters (one each side).
1 x 7.62mm machine gun in ventral tunnel section.
Bombload of up to 4,000lbs that includes 2 x torpedoes, bombs, depth charges or anti-ship mines.