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Consolidated PBY-6A Catalina
Consolidated PBY-6A Catalina
Catalina N423RS in 'Greenpeace' livery, now owned by Super Catalina Restoration seen parked at Duxford airfield in 2000.
Aircraft Specifications
Aircraft Type: 8-9 Crew Two Engined Reconnaissance/anti-shipping Flying-boat.
Country of Origin: United Stated of America
Engines: 2 x Pratt & Whitney Twin Wasp R-1830 SiC3-G radial engines rated at 1,200hp.
Armament: 1 x .303 in Browning Machine guns in bows, 2 x in each side blister and 1 x in ventral position. The Catalina could carry a bomb load of 2,000 lb.
Dimensions: Wing Span: 104ft. Length: 65ft 1.75 in, Height: 17ft 11 in. Wing Area: 1,400 sq. feet.
Weights: Empty: 14,240lb. Max Takeoff: 27,080lb
Performance: Max Speed: 190 mph at 10,500ft. Service Ceiling: 24,000ft Max Range: 4,000 miles.
Operators: USAAF, USN, RAF
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