POSTAGE STAMP Collection – Consolidated Catalina PBY-5A , ’14-P-II’ U.S.NAVY

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                   Consolidated PBY Catalina

Consolidated PBY Catalina byl americký létající člun a později, od verze PBY-5A, obojživelný letoun. Jde o jeden z nejznámějších a nejrozšířenějších hydroplánů druhé světové války, do služby se dostal vedle námořnictva Spojených států i do jiných zemí. Proslavil se zejména odhalením japonského loďstva, které směřovalo k atolu Midway, kde byla svedena jedna z rozhodujících bitev války v Tichomoří.

The Consolidated PBY Catalina, also known as the Canso in Canadian service, is 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.

Role Maritime patrol bomber, search and rescue seaplane
Manufacturer Consolidated Aircraft
First flight 28 March 1935
Introduction October 1936, United States Navy
Retired January 1957 (United States Navy Reserve)
1979 (Brazilian Air Force)
Primary users United States Navy
United States Army Air Forces
Royal Air Force
Royal Canadian Air Force
Produced 1936–1945
Number built 3,305 (2,661 U.S.-built, 620 Canadian-built, 24 Soviet-built)
Unit cost
US$90,000 (as of 1935)
Adjusted for inflation: US$1606456
Variants Bird Innovator

During World War II, PBYs were used in anti-submarine warfare, patrol bombing, convoy escort, 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. As of 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.

Catalina IVA

Lend-lease PBY-5s for the RAF, 93 aircraft.

PBY-5 (Model 28-5)

Either two 1,200 hp R-1830-82 or −92 engines and provision for extra fuel tanks (with partial self-sealing protection). 683 built (plus one built at New Orleans), some aircraft to the RAF as the Catalina IVA and one to the United States Coast Guard. The PBY-5 was also built in the Soviet Union as the GST.

General characteristics

  • Crew: 10 – pilot, co-pilot, bow turret gunner, flight engineer, radio operator, navigator, radar operator, two waist gunners, ventral gunner
  • Length: 63 ft 10 7/16 in (19.46 m)
  • Wingspan: 104 ft 0 in (31.70 m)
  • Height: 21 ft 1 in (6.15 m)
  • Wing area: 1,400 ft² (130 m²)
  • Empty weight: 20,910 lb (9,485 kg)
  • Max. takeoff weight: 35,420 lb (16,066 kg)
  • Zero-lift drag coefficient: 0.0309
  • Drag area: 43.26 ft² (4.02 m²)
  • Aspect ratio: 7.73
  • Powerplant: 2 × Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92 Twin Wasp radial engines, 1,200 hp (895 kW) each

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 196 mph (314 km/h)
  • Cruise speed: 125 mph (201 km/h)
  • Range: 2,520 mi (4,030 km)
  • Service ceiling: 15,800 ft (4,815 m)
  • Rate of climb: 1,000 ft/min (5.1 m/s)
  • Wing loading: 25.3 lb/ft² (123.6 kg/m²)
  • Power/mass: 0.034 hp/lb (0.056 kW/kg)
  • Lift-to-drag ratio: 11.9

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