Academy 1/72 US Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina Black Cat 12487

The earlier PBY-2 and PBY-5 Catalina flying boats were faster and more attractive to look at, but it was the Black Cat Squadrons that wrote some of the most interesting chapters in the history of the War in the Pacific.

Their search and attack capability was the perfect answer to the Japanese tactics of moving men and supplies at night by ship or barge to re-supply their out-of the-way garrisons in the western Pacific.

The early RADAR installed on the PBY-5A Catalinas was crude and very limited, but it worked well enough that the Black Cats were able to sink over 10,000 tons and seriously damage another 24,000 tons of Japanese merchant shipping in their night attacks.

Because of its amphibian landing gear, the PBY-5A had the advantage of operating from island landing strips or seaplane tenders, but this came at a price. Because of the added weight of retractable landing gear, the PBY-5A was slower and couldn't fly as high as the earlier pure seaplane versions.

Fully engraved panel lines & rivet detail.
Highly detailed cockpit interior & waist gunner's compartment.
Optional position landing gear & wing-tip floats.
Realistic P.V.C. tires included.

Plastic model kit, assembly required. Glue, paint and finishing supplies not included.
Be sure to check out our aircraft accessories, metal barrels, and seat belts!We are not responsible for any taxes, duty, VAT, customs or other fees on the receiver’s end.
Check out our other items, and save on shipping! Shipping discounts automatically calculated at time of purchase.

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Academy 1/72 US Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina Black Cat 12487

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The earlier PBY-2 and PBY-5 Catalina flying boats were faster and more attractive to look at, but it was the Black Cat Squadrons that wrote some of the most interesting chapters in the history of the War in the Pacific.

Their search and attack capability was the perfect answer to the Japanese tactics of moving men and supplies at night by ship or barge to re-supply their out-of the-way garrisons in the western Pacific.

The early RADAR installed on the PBY-5A Catalinas was crude and very limited, but it worked well enough that the Black Cats were able to sink over 10,000 tons and seriously damage another 24,000 tons of Japanese merchant shipping in their night attacks.

Because of its amphibian landing gear, the PBY-5A had the advantage of operating from island landing strips or seaplane tenders, but this came at a price. Because of the added weight of retractable landing gear, the PBY-5A was slower and couldn't fly as high as the earlier pure seaplane versions.

Fully engraved panel lines & rivet detail.
Highly detailed cockpit interior & waist gunner's compartment.
Optional position landing gear & wing-tip floats.
Realistic P.V.C. tires included.

Plastic model kit, assembly required. Glue, paint and finishing supplies not included.
Be sure to check out our aircraft accessories, metal barrels, and seat belts!We are not responsible for any taxes, duty, VAT, customs or other fees on the receiver’s end.
Check out our other items, and save on shipping! Shipping discounts automatically calculated at time of purchase.

Please complete all your shopping before checking out, we cannot combine shipping on separate orders.

Sorry, no shipping refunds can be given for combining separate orders.

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