General info for PBY-5 Catalina

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

Extended parameters

Arcade Battles
  • Price 6,300€
  • Wp bonus 80%
  • Exp bonus 106%
  • Max speed 288 km/h
  • Turn time 28.0 s
  • Training cost 1,800€
  • Climb speed 4.8 m/s
  • Airfield len 535 m
  • Free repairs 10
  • Mass per sec (shot)
  • Max altitude 4480 m
  • Max speed alt 2135 m
  • Weapon presets 5
  • Full repair cost 630€
  • 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 31m
Realistic Battles
  • Price 6,300€
  • Wp bonus 150%
  • Exp bonus 106%
  • Max speed 288 km/h
  • Turn time 28.0 s
  • Training cost 1,800€
  • Climb speed 4.8 m/s
  • Airfield len 535 m
  • Free repairs 10
  • Mass per sec (shot)
  • Max altitude 4480 m
  • Max speed alt 2135 m
  • Weapon presets 5
  • Full repair cost 576€
  • 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 31m
Simulator Battles
  • Price 6,300€
  • Wp bonus 190%
  • Exp bonus 106%
  • Max speed 288 km/h
  • Turn time 28.0 s
  • Training cost 1,800€
  • Climb speed 4.8 m/s
  • Airfield len 535 m
  • Free repairs 10
  • Mass per sec (shot)
  • Max altitude 4480 m
  • Max speed alt 2135 m
  • Weapon presets 5
  • Full repair cost 792€
  • 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 32m

PBY-5 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 91
  • Win rate 79.31%
  • Air frags per battle 0.22
  • Air frags per death 0.44
  • Ground frags per battle 5.84
  • Ground frags per death 8.65
Realistic Battles
  • Battles 23
  • Win rate 95.65%
  • Air frags per battle N/A
  • Air frags per death N/A
  • Ground frags per battle 4.91
  • Ground frags per death 3
Simulator Battles
  • Battles 18
  • 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

Wiki info about PBY-5 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. Great Britain immediately ordered 106 units of PBY-5 (dubbed Catalina I), while the USA ordered 200 units of PBY-5 (which were later officially named Catalina as well). Other countries to place orders for PBY-5 included Australia, Canada, Holland and France. The main difference between the PBY-5 and its predecessors included a higher-powered Pratt & Whitney R-1830-82 engine (operating at 1200 hp), a redesigned tail unit, and waist gun blisters instead of flat windows. 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. PBY Catalina was the most massive of the hydroplanes. Out of 3300 planes spanning all modifications, more than 100 are operational to this day, redesigned for civil purposes.