Wing Span: 45" Flown by most Allied Forces in World War 2, the PBY Catalina became the most successful wartime flying boat because of its flight range, carrying ...Read more
Wing Span: 45"
Flown by most Allied Forces in World War 2, the PBY Catalina became the most successful wartime flying boat because of its flight range, carrying capacity and ability to land on any reasonable body of calm water. From the attack on Pearl Harbor thru war’s end, the PBY saw service in nearly every combat theater around the globe-from icy Greenland and Alaska to the steaming tropics of the South Pacific where many personnel of downed bombers owed their lives to at-sea rescues by PBY’s. When the war terminated in 1945, many surviving Catalina’s began new careers as cargo transports, forest fire water bombers and members of geophysical survey teams. In these and other civilian roles, a number of PBY’s continued to successfully operate until the early 1980’s.
This kit is NOT intended to be flown with any kind of motor.
FEATURES: The structure of the kit is all balsa and the fuselage formers and wing ribs are die cut.
Many white and clear plastic vacuum formed parts to duplicate the engine cowlings and nacelles, nose, wing tip floats, prop hubs anti-submarine bombs, canopy, fuselage waist gun blisters and more.
Option to build amphibious PBY5-A or seaplane PBY5
Large waterslide decal sheet.
Scale wheels for PBY5-A
Full size plan sheets with instructions
INCLUDES: The model can be completed without covering or the included tissue covering may be applied. Instructions for using the tissue are included.
Decals for both PBY-5 and PBY-5A versions
Printed detail sheet to represent cockpit, engines and interior.
REQUIRES: Glue: Use CA (thin or medium) for the balsa parts and white glue for the clear parts (ordinary CA tends to fog clear plastic)
Dope: Use clear dope to apply the tissue covering. Once dry the tissue may be painted with polyurethane or other paint to produce an authentic scale finish.
Spec: Wingspan - 45 1/2"
Length - 28 1/2"
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