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East Fortune Airshow 2004

Museum of Flight, July 10th 2004

PBY-5A Canso (aka Catalina) G-PBYA

Canadian Vickers PBY-5A Canso (aka Catalina) G-PBYA

Plane Sailing Air Displays

The PBY-5A was powered by two Pratt and Whitney R-1830-92 Twin Wasp radial engines, each producing 1200 hp. These gave a maximum speed of 179mph, and a range of 2545 miles.

The Catalina's principal role was as a long-range maritime patrol bomber. During the second world war, Catalinas clocked up more hours on combat patrols than any other American aircraft.