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Consolidated Catalina Specification Sheet

Type

Maritime Patrol / Anti-submarine Patrol

Crew

9: Pilot, co-pilot, navigator, radio/radar operator, flight engineer, 3 gunners

Power Plant

2 Pratt & Whitney 1,200 hp R-1830-92 Twin Wasp 14 cylinder radial engines

Armament  

1 x  0.5 in machine gun in nose & turret; 2 0.5 in machine guns in beam blisters; 4 depth charges,

2 torpedoes or 4 1,000 bombs

Wing Span

104 ft

Height

12ft 4 in

Length

 63ft 11in

Weight Empty

21,705 lb

All Up Weight

34,000 lb

Max Speed

196 mph

Range

At cruising speed of 100 mph - 3,100 miles

Max Ceiling

18,200 ft

Description

The Royal Air Force were assigned 602 PBY 5's and gave them the name later adopted by the US Navy, the Catalina. The Catalina's in RAF Coastal Command played a key role in the Battle of the Atlantic, sinking a number of German Submarines.



source: The British Aircraft Directory