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Consolidated Catalina

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Fifty PBY-5/5A ordered from Consolidated 11 October 1940, serialled Y-38 to Y-87. Y-38 to Y-73 36 aircraft of PBY-5 version delivered 3 September 1941-16 January 1942.
Y-74 to Y-85 12 aircraft PBY-5A amphibian version delivered 2 September 1942-20 November 1942. 
Y-86 & Y-87 2 aircraft PBY-5 version delivered 17 May 1943.
Survivors serial prefix changed to P in July 1946, and to 16 in 1947. Last example wfu 14 February 1952. All used by 321 sqn in Ceylon for ASW/maritime patrol/transport.
Y-3 taken over from US Navy, 2 March - 7 March 1942.
Y-88 to Y-93 six aircraft, Boeing (Canada) P2B-1 Catalina IVB, loaned from RAF 9 July 1944 - 1 August 1944, returned to RAF 4 February 1945 and replaced by 6 identical models in November 1946, with the same serials. Later reserialled 16-88 to 16-93. Aircraft scuttled 25 July 1950.
16-200 to 16-206 two PBY-5 Catalina I and five Catalina IVA purchased from RCAF 19 June 1946 and delivered 17 September 1946-26 December 46, last withdrawn 14 February 1952. 16-207 to 16-210 four PB2B-2 Catalina VI from RAAF 1947. Last withdrawn 17 October 1949. 16-211 to 16-216 six PBY-5A, from US Navy overhauled by Aviolanda and re-delivered 9 February 1951 - 25 July 1951. Withdrawn 14 August 1956 - 13 May 1957.
16-217 to 219 renumbering of 3 survivors from original PBY-5A batch April 1953. last withdrawn 12 August 1957.
16-220 to 225 six PBY-5A ex-RAAF, delivered 2 February 1954 - 8 December 1954, wfu & scrapped 12 August 1956 - 1 July 1957.

 

GVT

321 Squadron

321 Squadron

321 Squadron

321 Squadron Valkenburg

8 Squadron Valkenburg

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Serial, Catalina
Typ Buzz s/n Sqn Base Delivered Withdrawn Remarks
PBY-4 Y-3 - - - 2 Mar 1942 7 Mar 1942 -
PBY-5 Y-38 232 ? ? 3 Sept 1941 9 Feb 1942 -
PBY-5 Y-39 241 ? ? 3 Sept 1941 Jan 1942 Later P-41
PBY-5 Y-40 249 ? ? 11 Sept 1941 3 Feb 1942 crashed Madoera
PBY-5 Y-41 260 ? ? 11 Sept 1941 Jan 1942 Later P-42
PBY-5 Y-42 266 ? ? 11 Sept 1941 28 Feb 1942 Later P-46
PBY-5 Y-43 276 ? ? 23 Sept 1941 Jan 1942 Later P-43
PBY-5 Y-44 293 GVT Morokrembangan 23 Sept 1941 5 Dec 1941 Crashed near Tandjong Pandan
PBY-5 Y-45 298 ? ? 23 Sept 1941 Jan 1942 To RAAF as A24-28
PBY-5 Y-46 301 ? ? 8 Oct 1941 Jan 1942 Later P-44
PBY-5 Y-47 303 GVT Morokrembangan 8 Oct 1941 23 Feb 1942 Crashed Tandjong Priok
PBY-5 Y-48 306 GVT Morokrembangan 8 Oct 1941 3 March 1942 Destroyed at Tandjong Priok
PBY-5 Y-49 308 ? ? 12 Oct 1941 April 1944 -
PBY-5 Y-50 311 ? ? 16 Jan 1942  Jan 1942 Later P-45
PBY-5 Y-51 315 ? ? 12 Oct 1941 21 Jan 1942 sunk Barito river,
PBY-5 Y-52 320 GVT Morokrembangan 16 Oct 1941 4 Dec 1941 to RAF Singapore
PBY-5 Y-53 326 GVT Morokrembangan 16 Oct 1941 4 Dec 1941 to RAF Singapore
PBY-5 Y-54 330 GVT Morokrembangan 16 Oct 1941 4 Dec 1941 to RAF Singapore
PBY-5 Y-55 336 ? ? 3 Nov 1941 1944 -
PBY-5 Y-56 340 ? ? 3 Nov 1941 1945 -
PBY-5 Y-57 344 ? ? 3 Nov 1941 1946 -
PBY-5 Y-58 348 ? ? 3 Nov 1941 11 Jan 1942 Sunk near Kema
PBY-5 Y-59 351 GVT Morokrembangan 9 Nov 1941  3 March 1942 Sunk near Broome,
PBY-5 Y-60 352 GVT Morokrembangan 9 Nov 1941  3 March 1942 Sunk near Broome,
PBY-5 Y-61 353 GVT Morokrembangan 9 Nov 1941 3 Feb 1942 Destroyed by bomb Morokrembangan
PBY-5 Y-62 (F) 355 ? ? 15 Nov 1941 18 Oct 1945  
PBY-5 Y-63 358 ? ? 15 Nov 1941 27 Feb 1942 crashed near Noordbroeder
PBY-5 Y-64 (G) 361 ? ? 15 Nov 1941 1945  
PBY-5 Y-65 363 GVT Morokrembangan 2 Dec 1941 27 Feb 1942 Destroyed at Tjilatjap
PBY-5 Y-66 367 GVT Morokrembangan 2 Dec 1941 4 Mar 1942 Destroyed by bomb at Tjilatjap
PBY-5 Y-67 369 GVT Morokrembangan 2 Dec 1941 3 March 1942 Sunk near Broome
PBY-5 Y-68 372 GVT   7 Dec 1941 7 Dec 1941 Destroyed by bomb Pearl Harbor
PBY-5 Y-69(H) 376 GVT   1942 1946 Later P-69, 16-69
PBY-5 Y-70 378 GVT Morokrembangan Dec 1941 3 March 1942 sunk near Broome
PBY-5 Y-71 381 GVT Morokrembangan Jan 1942 8 Nov 1942 forced landing Lake Bangalore,
PBY-5 Y-72 385 GVT Morokrembangan Jan 1942 5 Feb 1942 crashed near Waroe
PBY-5 Y-73 388 ? ? Jan 1942 Jan 1942 to US Navy
PBY-5A Y-74 (J) 837 ? ? 2 Sept 1942 1946 Later P-74
PBY-5A Y-75 (K) 838 ? ? 9 Sept 1942 14 Feb 1952 Later P-75
PBY-5A Y-76 (L) 839 ? ? 9 Sept 1942 28 Jan 1952 Later P-76
PBY-5A Y-77 (M) 840 ? ? 13 Sept 1942 11 Jan 1952 Later P-77
PBY-5A Y-78 (N) 841 ? ? 16 Sept 1942 9 Dec 1943 forced landing Gulf of Bengalen
PBY-5A Y-79 (O) 842 ? ? 13 Sept 1942 12 Aug 1957 Later P-79, 16-79, to 16-217
PBY-5A Y-80 (P) 843 ? ? 22 Sept 1942 1945 scrapped India
PBY-5A Y-81 844 ? ? 23 Sept 1942 26 March 1943 destroyed Italian Somaliland
PBY-5A Y-82 (Q) 845 ? ? 26 Sept 1942 28 Dec 1950 later P-82, 16-82
PBY-5A Y-83 (R) 846 ? ? 27 Sept 1942 15 June 1957 P-83, 16-83, to 16-218
PBY-5A Y-84 (S) 847 ? ? 30 Sept 1942 25 Aug 1943 Landing Kaap Agulhas
PBY-5A Y-85 (T) 848 ? ? 20 Nov 1942 30 Oct 1954 Later P-85, 16-85, to 16-219
PBY-5 Y-86 (U) 08396 ? ? 17 May 1943 8 Jan 1949 Later P-86, 16-86
PBY-5 Y-87 (V) 08397 ? ? 17 May 1943 13 Oct 1946 Later P-87, 16-87
Catalina IVB Y-88 (W) JX315 ? ? 9 July 1944 4 Feb 1945 RAF loan,
Catalina IVB Y-88 (C) JX276 ? ? Nov 1945 11 Jan 1949 ex-RAF, later 16-88
Catalina IVB Y-89 (X) JX313 ? ? 14 July 1944 4 Feb 1945 RAF loan
Catalina IVB Y-89 (D) JX288 ? ? Nov 1945 25 July 1950 ex-RAF, later 16-89
Catalina IVB Y-90 (Y) JX294 ? ? 16 July 1944 4 Feb 1945 RAF loan,
Catalina IVB Y-90 (E) JX289 ? ? Nov 1945 June 1949, ex-RAF, later 16-90
Catalina IVB Y-91 (Z) JX272 ? ? 7 Aug 1944 4 Feb 1945 RAF loan
Catalina IVB Y-91 (G) JX298 ? ? Nov 1945 Aug 1949 ex-RAF, later 16-91
Catalina IVB Y-92 (B) JX365 ? ? 1 Aug 1944 Nov 1944 RAF loan
Catalina IVB Y-92 (S) JX354 ? ? Nov 1945 25 Jan 1950 ex-RAF, later 16-92
Catalina IVB Y-93 (N) JX205 ? ? 1 Aug 1944 Nov 1944 RAF loan
Catalina IVB Y-93 (V) JX359 ? ? Nov 1945 5 Nov 1947 ex-RAF, later 16-93
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Serial, Catalina (After 1945)
Typ Buzz s/n Sqn Base Delivered Withdrawn Remarks
PBY-5 16-200 DP202 ? ? 17 Sept 1946 14 Feb 1952  
PBY-5 16-201 JX206 ? ? 17 Sept 1946 1 Nov 1949  
PBY-5 16-202 JX572 ? ? 17 Sept 1946 1 June 1950  
PBY-5 16-203 JX219 ? ? 2 Nov 1946 5 Oct 1951  
PBY-5 16-204 Z2137 ? ? 26 Dec 1946 26 Jan 1947 Accident at Bali
PBY-5 16-205 JX217 ? ? 14 Dec 1946 14 Nov 1951  
PBY-5 16-206 JX209 ? ? 24 Dec 1946 1950  
PB2B-2 16-207 A24-358 ? ? 1947 24 Aug 1949  
PB2B-2 16-208 A24-351 ? ? 1947 25 Aug 1949  
PB2B-2 16-209 A24-384 ? ? 1947 25 Aug 1949  
PB2B-2 16-210 A24-366 ? ? 1948 17 Oct 1949  
PBY-5A 16-211 46521 ? ? 23 Jan 1951 23 Jan 1951 accident Netherlands
PBY-5A 16-211 46581 ? ? 9 Feb 1951 20 Dec 1952 accident Lebanon
PBY-5A 16-212 48317 ? ? 22 Feb 1951 8 July 1957 stored Soesterberg
PBY-5A 16-213 46460 ? ? 16 Mar 1951 28 Oct 1952 accident Biak
PBY-5A 16-214 33972 ? ? 3 Apr 1951 14 Aug 1956  
PBY-5A 16-215 46583 ? ? 27 Apr 1951 12 June 1955  
PBY-5A 16-216 48252 ? ? 25 July 1951 13 May 1957  
PBY-5A 16-217 842 ? ? 13 Sept 1942 12 Aug 1957  
PBY-5A 16-218 846 ? ? 27 Sept 1942 15 June 1957  
PBY-5A 16-219 848 ? ? 20 Nov 1942 30 Oct 1954  
PBY-5A 16-220 A24-104 ? ? 19 Feb 1954 21 Aug 1956  
PBY-5A 16-221 A24-110 ? ? 23 July 1954 12 Aug 1956  
PBY-5A 16-222 A24-111 ? ? Aug 1954 12 Aug 1956  
PBY-5A 16-223 A24-92 ? ? 1954 15 Apr 1954  
PBY-5A 16-224 A24-99 ? ? 2 Feb 1954 1 July 1957  
PBY-5A 16-225 A24-112 ? ? 8 Dec 1954 28 Aug 1956  
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Specifications PBY-5A

Wingspan

Spannweite

31.70 m

Length

Länge

19.46 m

Height

Höhe

6.15 m

Wing area

Flügelfläche

130 m²

Engine

Motor

2× Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92 Twin Wasp radial engines, 1,200 PS each

Maximum speed

Höchstgeschwindigkeit

314 km/h

Empty weight

Leergewicht

9,485 kg

Loaded weight

Startgewicht

16,066 kg

Climb Rate

Steigrate

5.1 m/s

Service ceiling

Gipfelhöhe

4,000 m

Range

Reichweite

4,030 km

Armament

Bewaffnung

3 × 7.62 mm machine guns
2 × 12.7 mm machine guns
1,814 kg of bombs

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