PBY-5a Catalina

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PBY-5a Catalina
pby-5a.png
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
2.0/1.7/2.0BR
6 peopleCrew
8.5 tEmpty weight
15.6 tTake-off weight
Flight characteristics
4 420 mCeiling
sec34.9/34.9/30.0Turn Time
174 km/hStalling speed
2 х Pratt & Whitney R1830-92Engine
RadialType
airCooling system
Speed of destruction
405 km/hStructural
450 km/hGear
Defensive armament
12.7 mm M2 Browning machine gunTurret
500 roundsAmmunition
750 shots/minFire rate
12.7 mm M2 Browning machine gun2 х Turret
400 roundsAmmunition
750 shots/minFire rate
7.62 mm Browning machine gunTurret
1 000 roundsAmmunition
1 000 shots/minFire rate
Suspended armament
16 х 100 lb AN-M30A1 bombSetup 1
4 х 500 lb AN-M64A1 bombSetup 2
4 х 1000 lb AN-M65A1 bombSetup 3
2 х Mk.13 torpedo (2216 lbs)Setup 4
2 х Mk.13/44 torpedo (2216 lbs)Setup 5
Economy
7 900 Rp icon.pngResearch
10 000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png2 216 / 2 803/1 098 / 1 388/700 / 885Repair
3 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
10 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
130 Ge icon.pngAces
x 1.12 Rp icon.pngReward for battle
Msg-info.png This page is about the aircraft PBY-5a Catalina. For other uses, see PBY-5 (Disambiguation)

Description

GarageImage PBY-5a Catalina.jpg


The PBY-5a Catalina is a Rank I American bomber with a battle rating of 2.0 (AB/SB) and 1.7 (RB).

General info

Flight Performance

Characteristics
Stock
Max Speed
(km/h at ?,000 m)
Max altitude
(meters)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(meters/second)
Take-off run
(meters)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
 ?  ? 4 420  ??.?  ??.?  ??.?  ??.?  ???
Upgraded
Max Speed
(km/h at ?,000 m)
Max altitude (meters) Turn time (seconds) Rate of climb
(meters/second)
Take-off run (meters)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
 ?  ? 4 420  ??.?  ??.?  ??.?  ??.?  ???

Details

Features
Combat flap Take-off flap Landing flap Air brakes Arrestor gear
X X X X X
Limits
Wing-break speed
(km/h)
Gear limit
(km/h)
Combat flap
(km/h)
Max Static G
+ -
405 450  ??? ~?? ~?
Optimal velocities
Ailerons
(km/h)
Rudder
(km/h)
Elevators
(km/h)
Radiator
(km/h)
< ??? < ??? < ??? > ???
Compressor (RB/SB)
Setting 1
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
 ?,??? m  ??? hp  ?,??? hp

Survivability and armour

Armour plates

  • 9.5 mm steel pilot seats
  • 6.35 mm steel behind tail gunner
  • 6.35 mm and 4.7 mm steel plates inside the structural pylon

Critical component protection

  • 2 self-sealing fuel tanks in the wings

Armaments

Offensive armament

Usage in the battles

Manual Engine Control

MEC elements
Mixer Pitch Radiator Supercharger Turbocharger
Oil Water Type
Not controllable Controllable
Has automatic pitch
Not controllable Controllable Separate Not controllable Not controllable

Modules

Tier Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
I Fuselage Repair Radiator Turret 7.62 mm belts MBC-5
II Compressor Airframe New 7.62 mm MGs (turret) LTC-5
III Wings Repair Engine Turret 12.7 mm belts Improved torpedo
IV Engine Injection Cover New 12.7 mm MGs (turret) LBC-5

The bomb load upgrades allow an increase in total bomb load, from 1600 lb through 2000 lb to 4000 lb so they are a priority, especially that the bigger bombs also allow destroying ships or tanks.

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Good bomb load

Cons:

  • Slow

History

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Media

An excellent addition to the article will be video guides, as well as screenshots from the game and photos.

Read also

Sources


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Torpedo  TBD-1 Devastator · PBY-5 Catalina · PBY-5a Catalina · TBF-1C Avenger · BTD-1 Destroyer
Medium  B-10B · B-18A · B-34 · PV-2D Harpoon · B-25J-1 Mitchell · B-25J-20 Mitchell · A-26C-45 Invader · A-26C-45DT
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