General info for PBY-5a Catalina

  • Country USA
  • Vehicle role Frontline Bomber / Flying Boat / Medium Bomber / Torpedo-Bomber
  • Rank 1
  • Battle rating in
    • arcade battles 2
    • realistic battles 1.7
    • simulator battles 2

Extended parameters

Arcade Battles
  • Price 10,000€
  • Wp bonus 90%
  • Exp bonus 112%
  • Max speed 282 km/h
  • Turn time 30.0 s
  • Training cost 3,000€
  • Climb speed 5.1 m/s
  • Airfield len 364 m
  • Free repairs 10
  • Mass per sec (shot)
  • Max altitude 4420 m
  • Max speed alt 2135 m
  • Weapon presets 5
  • Full repair cost 680€
  • Weapon
    Turret x3: 12.7 mm M2 Browning machine gun (Ammo: 1300) Reload Time 20s
    Turret: 7.62 mm Browning machine gun (Ammo: 1000) Reload Time 15s
    100 lb AN-M30A1 bomb x16
  • Full repair time crew 41m
Realistic Battles
  • Price 10,000€
  • Wp bonus 180%
  • Exp bonus 112%
  • Max speed 282 km/h
  • Turn time 30.0 s
  • Training cost 3,000€
  • Climb speed 5.1 m/s
  • Airfield len 364 m
  • Free repairs 10
  • Mass per sec (shot)
  • Max altitude 4420 m
  • Max speed alt 2135 m
  • Weapon presets 5
  • Full repair cost 1,566€
  • Weapon
    Turret x3: 12.7 mm M2 Browning machine gun (Ammo: 1300) Reload Time 20s
    Turret: 7.62 mm Browning machine gun (Ammo: 1000) Reload Time 15s
    100 lb AN-M30A1 bomb x16
  • Full repair time crew 1h 01m
Simulator Battles
  • Price 10,000€
  • Wp bonus 230%
  • Exp bonus 112%
  • Max speed 282 km/h
  • Turn time 30.0 s
  • Training cost 3,000€
  • Climb speed 5.1 m/s
  • Airfield len 364 m
  • Free repairs 10
  • Mass per sec (shot)
  • Max altitude 4420 m
  • Max speed alt 2135 m
  • Weapon presets 5
  • Full repair cost 1,800€
  • Weapon
    Turret x3: 12.7 mm M2 Browning machine gun (Ammo: 1300) Reload Time 20s
    Turret: 7.62 mm Browning machine gun (Ammo: 1000) Reload Time 15s
    100 lb AN-M30A1 bomb x16
  • Full repair time crew 1h 14m

PBY-5a Catalina / statistics for the last 1 month

These may be very different from the real, because we are monitoring only those players who use our site.

Arcade Battles
  • Battles 86
  • Win rate 63.33%
  • Air frags per battle 0.27
  • Air frags per death 0.23
  • Ground frags per battle 7.39
  • Ground frags per death 5.39
Realistic Battles
  • Battles N/A
  • Win rate N/A
  • Air frags per battle N/A
  • Air frags per death N/A
  • Ground frags per battle N/A
  • Ground frags per death N/A
Simulator Battles
  • Battles N/A
  • Win rate N/A
  • Air frags per battle N/A
  • Air frags per death N/A
  • Ground frags per battle N/A
  • Ground frags per death N/A

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Wiki info about PBY-5a Catalina

Official War Thunder wiki

There were two firms competing for the naval patrol bomber supply contract: Consolidated and Douglas. Although both prototypes met the U. S. Navy demands, on June 29, 1935 the contract was awarded to Consolidated due to lower production costs (the firm projected the cost of one aircraft to be $90,000, while their colleagues from Douglas quoted $110,000). Manufacturing orders for PBY-2 and PBY-3 were concluded before the delivery of the first production aircraft from the previous series (accordingly, PBY-1 and PBY-2). However, when the order for PBY-4 was signed toward the end of 1937, which consisted of just 33 boat planes (this was the smallest of the PBY series), by the time production began the model was already considered outdated and likely to be the last of the series (when PBY-5 was commissioned, development of the next series of hydroplanes set to replace PBY was already underway). That's exactly what would have happened if the Germans hadn't attacked Poland on September 1, 1939, thus greatly increasing the demand for patrol aircraft. The last three models in the PBY-4 series had a series of distinguishing features, many of which were kept and implemented in PBY-5. In 1939, the last PBY-4 built, BuNo 1245 was converted into an amphibian through the introduction of retractable undercarriage. The amphibian version of PBY-5 was redesignated PBY-5A, and looked promising enough to compel the U. S. Navy to modify their original order for 200 PBY-5 units so that 33 of those aircraft were executed as PBY-5A. This was followed by other supply agreements for additional 186 units of PBY-5A. Other countries followed suit, changing a portion of the ordered PBY-5 units to PBY-5A. The PBY was used as a bomber and torpedo carrier, and was often utilized in night operations, as well as on patrol, rescue and transportation missions.