Consolidated PBY5A Catalina
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Here are Catalina walkarounds of the Point Cook and HARS Catalinas. I believe the Point Cook bird is an RAAF WWII veteran and the HARS airframe is a Canadian built Canso.

The RAAF flew a total of 168 Cats of different marks. Many of them were PBY5A amphibians that then had their landing gear removed to reduce weight and improve range. We have the fuselage of one such Cat at Moorabbin: A24-88. It was being used as a houseboat on the Murray, apparently!

Catalina Pt Cook
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Catalina Pt Cook
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Catalina Pt Cook
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Catalina Pt Cook
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Catalina Pt Cook
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Catalina Pt Cook
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Catalina VH-PBZ Pic 1Catalina VH-PBZ Pic 2Catalina VH-PBZ Pic 3
Catalina VH-PBZ Pic 4Catalina VH-PBZ Pic 5Catalina VH-PBZ Pic 6
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Catalina VH-PBZ Pic 10Catalina VH-PBZ Pic 11Catalina VH-PBZ Pic 12
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Catalina VH-PBZ Pic 16Catalina VH-PBZ Pic 17

  • Military Aircraft of Australia. Stewart Wilson. Aerospace Publications. isbn: 1 875671 08 0
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