PBY: The Catalina Flying Boat

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Naval Institute Press, 1985 - History - 351 pages
The greatest of all flying boats, the PBY Catalina, was one of the most versatile aircraft ever built. This definitive study, first published in 1985, pulls together in a single volume all of the aircraft's fascinating facts. The author carefully analyzes the PBY's dual use in the war as a plane of mercy and as a bomber, and he chronicles the flying boat's contributions in peacetime.

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I have a soft spot for the Catalina. In my optics it's one of the most beautiful aircraft ever build, the operational history of it is impressive, and - finally - my old English teacher in primary did ... Read full review

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I have always had an interest in these aircraft, since reading an account of the battle of Midway in elementary school. The Catalina flew on every part of the globe and was notably strong and reliable ... Read full review

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