Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina
WW II Twin-engine parasol-wing amphibian patrol bomber, U.S.A.

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Consolidated PBY-5A "Catalina" (BuNo 48406 , c/n 1768) c.1998 at the San Diego Aerospace Museum, San Diego, CA (35mm photo by John Shupek)

Consolidated PBY-5A "Catalina" (NX2172N, BuNo 46522, c/n 1886) c.2005 at the Tillamook Air Museum, Tillamook, OR (Photos by John Shupek)


We are currently in the process of reformatting all of our aircraft pages on our website. Therefore, at this point we have chosen not to immediately include the history, usage, specifications and performance data of this aircraft. As soon as we have completed the task of reformatting the photo pages, we will revisit this page and include the above information. In the meantime, use the below Wikipedia link in the References section to get the history, specifications and performance of this aircraft.


  1. Shupek, John. The Skytamer Photo Archive, photos by John Shupek, copyright © 2??? Skytamer Images (
  2. Wikipedia. Consolidated PBY Catalina

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