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Consolidated PBY Catalina

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1:1 scale of the PBY Catalina. One is the PBY-5A with blue AURI livery in Dirgantara Mandala Museum, Yogyakarta, Indonesia. The other one is the same variant but with the US coast guard livery.

Application: Amphibious Aircraft
Manufacturer: Consolidated Aircraft
Primary Users:
United States Navy
United States Army Air Forces
Royal Air Force
Royal Canadian Air Force
First flight: 21 March 1935
Production: 3,300 Aircraft
Production started: 1936–1945
Retired: January 1957 (United States Navy)

What's a PBY Catalina?
The Consolidated PBY Catalina was a flying boat and amphibious aircraft that was produced in the 1930s and 1940s. It was one of the most widely used seaplanes of World War II. Catalinas served with every branch of the United States Armed Forces and in the air forces and navies of many other nations. The last military PBYs served until the 1980s. In 2021, 86 years after its first flight, the aircraft continues to fly as a waterbomber (or airtanker) in aerial firefighting operations in some parts of the world. The PBY was originally designed to be a patrol bomber, an aircraft with a long operational range intended to locate and attack enemy transport ships at sea in order to disrupt enemy supply lines. With a mind to a potential conflict in the Pacific Ocean, where troops would require resupply over great distances, the U.S. Navy in the 1930s invested millions of dollars in developing long-range flying boats for this purpose. Flying boats had the advantage of not requiring runways, in effect having the entire ocean available.
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09/29/2021 9:32 pm
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bagus bagus...
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09/29/2021 2:04 pm
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Very nice!
09/30/2021 12:51 pm
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Thank you!
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