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CONSOLIDATED PBY-5A CATALINA
Specifications

Type: Patrol bomber
Manufacturer: Consolidated Aircraft
Number Built: 4,051
Crew: 8 (pilot, co-pilot, bow turret gunner, flight mechanic, radioman, navigator and two waist gunners)
  Maiden flight: March 28, 1935
Introduced: Oct. 1936
Withdrawn: Jan. 1957 (USNR)

Consolidated PBY Catalina
(Source: U.S. Navy)

Powerplant:
Manufacturer: Pratt & Whitney
Model: R-1830-92 Twin Wasp
Type: radial engine
Number: Two
Horsepower: 1,200 hp

Dimensions:
Length: 63 ft 10 in (19.46 m)
Wingspan: 104 ft 0 in (31.70 m)
Height: 20 ft 2 in (6.15 m)
Wing area: 1,400 ft (130 m)

Weights:
Empty wt: 20,910 lb (9,485 kg)
Max takeoff wt: 35,420 lb (16,066 kg)

  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 (4,000 m)
Rate of climb: 1,000 ft/min (5.1 m/s)
Wing loading: 25.3 lb/ft (123.6 kg/m)
Power/mass: 0.034 hp/lb (0.056 kW/kg)
Lift-to-drag ratio: 11.9

Armament
3 .30 cal (7.62 mm) machine guns (two in nose turret, one in ventral hatch at tail)
2 .50 cal (12.7 mm) machine guns (one in each waist blister)
4,000 lb (1,814 kg) of bombs or depth charges, torpedo racks were also available

Sources:
Wikipedia

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