General info for PBY-5a Catalina

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

Extended parameters

Arcade Battles
  • Price 880¤
  • Wp bonus 120%
  • Exp bonus 212%
  • Max speed 282 km/h
  • Turn time 30.0 s
  • Training cost 1,400€
  • Climb speed 5.1 m/s
  • Airfield len 364 m
  • Free repairs 30
  • 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 15m
Realistic Battles
  • Price 880¤
  • Wp bonus 300%
  • Exp bonus 212%
  • Max speed 282 km/h
  • Turn time 30.0 s
  • Training cost 1,400€
  • Climb speed 5.1 m/s
  • Airfield len 364 m
  • Free repairs 30
  • Mass per sec (shot)
  • Max altitude 4420 m
  • Max speed alt 2135 m
  • Weapon presets 5
  • Full repair cost 1,908€
  • 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 30m
Simulator Battles
  • Price 880¤
  • Wp bonus 260%
  • Exp bonus 212%
  • Max speed 282 km/h
  • Turn time 30.0 s
  • Training cost 1,400€
  • Climb speed 5.1 m/s
  • Airfield len 364 m
  • Free repairs 30
  • Mass per sec (shot)
  • Max altitude 4420 m
  • Max speed alt 2135 m
  • Weapon presets 5
  • Full repair cost 1,040€
  • 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 24m

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 27
  • Win rate 100%
  • Air frags per battle N/A
  • Air frags per death N/A
  • Ground frags per battle 7
  • Ground frags per death N/A
Realistic Battles
  • Battles 21
  • 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

Video about PBY-5a Catalina

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Story Of The Black Cats

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Wiki info about PBY-5a Catalina

Official War Thunder wiki

Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina twin-engine, long-distance naval scout aircraft The PBY-5 flying boat and the PBY-5A amphibious aircraft, all-metal parasol monoplanes, were developed in the Consolidated Aircraft Corporation's design bureau under the direction of Isaac Laddon under the designation of Model 28. A prototype XP3Y-1 flying boat made its first flight on March 21, 1935. Full-scale production began in September 1936. Full-scale production of the PBY-5В version began in 1939. This variant of the flying boat had a new tail assembly with a more angular rudder and 1,200 hp Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92 Twin Wasp fourteen-cylinder, air-cooled engines. The plane's defensive armament was reinforced: The 7.62 mm Browning M2.3 machine guns in the aircraft's gun placements were replaced with large-calibre 12.7 mm Colt-Browning M2.5 machine guns with 800 rounds each. Transparent drop-shaped blisters were installed on each side of the boat instead of sliding hatches. The aircraft's equipment was also upgraded. At the same time as the PBY-5, Consolidated Aircraft designers developed an amphibious variant with retractable tricycle landing gear. The main wheels were hydraulically raised and stored in open bays between struts connected to the wing. The XPBY-5A prototype made its first flight on November 22, 1939. The amphibious variant proved heavier than the PBY-5 flying boat, losing speed, ceiling height, and flight range, but these disadvantages were fully compensated for by the aircraft's increased combat capabilities. Catalinas of various versions were in service with the USA and countries of the Anti-Hitler Coalition, including the USSR, where they were delivered as part of the Lend-Lease programme. The Soviets' naval aviation suffered a heavy crisis in the second half of the war. The enormous losses from the first years of the war went practically unremedied by any deliveries of new seaplanes from the aircraft industry. What the Soviet naval aviation industry could offer did not meet the standards of the time, either. Unable to provide their troops with domestically produced planes, the Soviet leaders had to ask for help from the Allies. Catalinas were delivered to the USSR beginning in 1944. As part of the Soviet Naval Aviation force, these flying boats ran anti-submarine defence and long-distance reconnaissance missions and participated in rescue and landing operations. A total of 185 Catalinas of the PBN-1 and PBY-6A versions were delivered from the USA to the USSR. In addition, several PBY-5A amphibians were delivered to the Soviet Union: these aircraft were handed over to Soviet crews in 1944 at the Vancouver Island base. The Catalinas that served with the Soviet Naval Aviation force were discarded from 1954 to 1957.