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Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina specs
Last updated: 8 August 2013
Manufacturer:Consolidated
Country: United States of America
ICAO Type designator:CAT
First flight:1941
Production ended: 1945
Production total:ca 4050
Series: 28-2 Catalina: Same as PBY-2
28-5 Catalina: Same as PBY-5
C-10 Catalina: USAAF designation for PBY-5
C-10A Catalina: USAAF designation for PBY-5A
Catalina I: PBY-5 for RAF
Catalina IB: Lend-lease PBY-5Bs for the RAF
Catalina IIA: Vickers-Canada built Catalina II for the RAF
Catalina IVA: RAF designation of PBY-5
Catalina IVB: Lend-lease PB2B-1s for the RAF
OA-10 Catalina: USAAF designation for PBY-5A
OA-10A Canso A: Canadian Vickers built version of the PBY-5A for USAAF
PA-10 Catalina: USAAF designation for PBY-5
PB2B-1 Canso A: Boeing Canada built PBY-5 for the RAF and RCAF
PB2B-2 Catalina: Boeing Canada built version of the PBY-5 but with the taller fin of the PBN-1
PBN-1 Nomad: Naval Aircraft Factory built version of the PBY-5, 2ft bow extension, modified hull lines
PBV-1A Canso: Canadian Vickers built version of the PBY-5A
PBY-1 Catalina: Initial production variant with two 900 hp R-1830-64 engines
PBY-2 Catalina: PBY-1 with equipment changes and improved performance,
PBY-3 Catalina: 1000 hp R-1830-66 engines
PBY-4 Catalina: 1050 hp R-1830-72 engines
PBY-5 Catalina: Either two 1200 hp R-1830-82 or -92 engines and provision for extra fuel tanks
PBY-5A Catalina: Amphibious version of the PBY-5 with two 1,200 hp R-1830-92 engines
PBY-6A Catalina: Amphibious version with two 1200 hp R-1830-92 engines and a taller fin and rudder.
Steward-Davis Super Catalina: Converted with 1700 hp Wright R-2600 Cyclone engines, with enlarged rudder
Propulsion:2 piston engines
Maximum certificated number of passengers:22
Maximum certificated take-off mass:16066 kg
ICAO Mass group:3

Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina photo

Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina file photo (photo: Aviation Safety Network archives)