PBY-5 Catalina

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PBY-5 Catalina
pby-5.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
4 480 mCeiling
sec32.4/32.4/28.0Turn 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
5 900 Rp icon.pngResearch
6 300 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png792 / 1 001/576 / 728/630 / 796Repair
1 800 Sl icon.pngCrew training
6 300 Sl icon.pngExperts
80 Ge icon.pngAces
x 1.06 Rp icon.pngReward for battle
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Description

GarageImage PBY-5 Catalina.jpg


The PBY-5 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
 ?  ? 4 480  ??.?  ??.?  ??.?  ??.?  ???
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
 ?  ? 4 480  ??.?  ??.?  ??.?  ??.?  ???

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

  • 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 components located at front of aircraft (fuel, pilot, engine, controls)
  • 2 self-sealing fuel tanks in the wings

Armaments

Usage in the battles

Manual Engine Control

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

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Good payload

Cons:

  • Slow

History

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Media

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Read also

Sources

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