Consolidated PBY Catalina. 1935r. English version

Cracow August 14, 2018

00135a Section March 28, 1935

Consolidated PBY Catalina 

USA

Construction

 

Consolidated PBY Catalina

General characteristics Consolidated PBY Catalina (Data T-T)

Wingspan: 31.70 m (104,00 ft)

Length: 19.46 m (63,85 ft)

Height: 6.15 m (21,10 ft)

Wing area: 130 m2 (1,400 sq ft)

Empty weight: 9,485 kg (20,910 lb)

Max takeoff weight: 16,066 kg (35,420 lb)

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)

g limits: +3.4 / -1.4

Rate of climb: 1,000 ft/min (5.1 m/s) 

Powerplant: 2 × Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92 Twin Wasp radial engines, 1,200 hp (895 kW) each 

Propellers: propellers equipped with three bladed, metal, adjustable.

Crew: 10 – pilot, co-pilot, bow turret gunner, flight engineer, radio operator, navigator, radar operator, two waist gunners, ventral gunner.

 

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

 

Written by Karol Placha Hetman