Consolidated PBY Catalina

The Consolidated PBY Catalina, also known as the Canso in Canadian service, was an American flying boat, and later an amphibious aircraft of the 1930s and 1940s produced by Consolidated Aircraft. 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.

During World War II, PBYs were used in anti-submarine warfare, patrol bombing, convoy escorts, search and rescue missions (especially air-sea rescue), and cargo transport. The PBY was the most numerous aircraft of its kind and the last active military PBYs were not retired from service until the 1980s. In 2014, nearly 80 years after its first flight, the aircraft continues to fly as a waterbomber (or airtanker) in aerial firefighting operations all over the world.

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PBY-3 Catalina

 

PBY-5A Catalina

 

PBY-5A Black Cats

 
 

US Coast Guard 1940's

 

US Air Force Search & Rescue

 

Argentinian Navy

 
 

Royal Canadian Navy

 

US Coast Guard 1960's

 

OA-10 Canso Fire Bomber

 

Great Britain

 
 

PBY Catalina Bundle