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Production list courtesy of Simon Beck , www.uswarplanes.net

 

Catalina production


XP3Y-1
Prototype twin engine patrol flying boat, straight rudder.
Revised in 1936 and redesignated as XPBY-1.
Produced 1934 - 1935
Consolidated Buffalo, New York (Y)

BuNo.9459

unknown

1

Total: 0001

 

PBY-1
As XP3Y-1, rounded rudder, front turret.
Original designation was P3Y-1.
Produced 1936 - 1937
Consolidated San Diego, California (Y)

BuNo.0102 / 0161

1 / 60

60

Total: 0060

 

PBY-2
As PBY-1, improved performance, equipment changes.
Produced 1937 - 1938
Consolidated San Diego, California (Y)

BuNo.0454 / 0503

1 / 50

50

Total: 0050

 

PBY-3
As PBY-2, engine upgrade, greater fuel capacity.
Produced 1937 - 1938
Consolidated San Diego, California (Y)

BuNo.0842 / 0907

1 / 66

66

Total: 0066

 

PBY-4
As PBY-3, engine upgrade, pointed prop spinners.
Produced 1938 - 1939
Consolidated San Diego, California (Y)

BuNo.1213 / 1245
2 to RAAF as A24-28,
A24-29.

1 / 33

33

Total: 0033

Commercial Catalina:
Catalina's factory made for civil applications.
Produced 1937 - 1939
Consolidated San Diego, California

NC777 (civil reg.)

C-1, named "Guba".

1

 

?

C-2, to Russia.

3

 

NC777 (civil reg.)

C-3, named "Guba" (2).
To RAF as AM258, then SM706.

1

 

NC18997 (civil reg.)

C-4, named "Transatlantic",
to US Navy as BuNo. 99080.

1

 

NX21732 (civil reg.)

C-5, to RAF as P9630.

1

Total: 0007

 

PBY-5
As PBY-4, revised tail, bubble waist turrets, engine upgrade.
RAAF aircraft Model 28-5MA, NIEAF aircraft Model 28-5MN.
Produced 1940 - 1944
Consolidated San Diego, California (Y)
Delivered as PBY-5:

BuNo.2289 / 2455

mixed 1 to 291

 

 

BuNo.04425 / 04514

597 / 686

 

 

BuNo.08124 / 08549

mixed 1018 to 1503

683

 

37 to RAAF as A24-30 / A24-61,
A24-64 / A24-68.
13 to RNZAF as NZ4001, NZ4004,
NZ4012 / NZ4022.
7 to Brazil, 3 to Chile, 2 to NEIAF.

(RAAF) A24-1 / A24-18

mixed 40 to 350

18

 

(NEIAF) Y-38 / Y-73

mixed 232 to 388

36

 

Delivered as (Model 28-5ME) Catalina Mk. I to:

(RAF) W8405 / W8434

mixed 7 to 152

 

 

(RAF) Z2134 / Z2153

mixed 154 to 194

 

 

(RAF) AH530 / AH569

mixed 9 to 147

 

 

(RAF) AJ154 / AJ162

mixed 360 to 419

99

 

9 to RCAF as, no s/n change.

Delivered as (PBY-5B) Catalina Mk. IB to:

(RAF) FP100 / FP324
8 to RCAF as Catalina
Mk. IIB, no s/n change.

mixed 687 to 1017

225

 

Delivered as (Model 28-5ME) Catalina Mk. II to:

(RAF) AM264 / AM270

mixed 6 to 15

7

 

Delivered as (PBY-5B) Catalina Mk. IVA to:

(RAF) JX200 / JX269
2 to RAAF as A24-62,
A24-63.
8 to RCAF, no s/n change.
9 to RNZAF as NZ4002,
NZ4003, NZ4005 / NZ4011.

mixed 1150 to 1513

70

 

Delivered as (Model 28-5MC) Canso to:

(RCAF) 9701 / 9736

mixed 233 to 389

36

 

Consolidated New Orleans, Louisiana (Y)

BuNo.63992

1 (New Orleans c/n)

1

Total: 1175

 

PBN-1 Nomad
NAF version of PBY-5, bow extension, new tail /
floats / hull underside / electrical system, more fuel.
Produced 1943 - 1945
Naval Aircraft Factory, US Navy Yard,
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (N)

BuNo.02791 / 02945

unknown

155

Total: 0155

BuNo. 02802 rebuilt as BuNo. 02946.
17 to US Navy.
138 Lend-Lease to Russia as KM-1, later
KM-2 after engine upgrade.
124 additional airframes cancelled.

PB3Y - 1942, proposed heavy bomber variant, cancelled.
Catalina Mk. V
- PBN-1 orders for RAF, cancelled.

 

Foreign built - Canada:

PB2B-1
Boeing Canada version of PBY-5, domed front turret. 
Produced 1943 - 1944
Boeing Aircraft of Canada, Vancouver, B.C., Canada (B)
Delivered as PB2B-1:

BuNo.44188 / 44227

61094 / 61133

 

 

BuNo.72992 / 73116

~28086 / 28149
~60956 / 60977

165

 

6 retained by US Navy.
34 to RNZAF as NZ4023 / NZ4056.
125 delivered as Catalina Mk. IVB
to:
(RAF) JX345 / JX437
(RAF) JX586 / JX617

7 to RAAF as A24-200 / A24-206.

Delivered as Catalina Mk. IVB to:

(RAF) JX270 / JX344

unknown

75

Total: 0240

 

PB2B-2
As PB2B-1, PBN-1 tall tail, domed front turret, radar pod.
Produced 1944 - 1945
Boeing Aircraft of Canada, Vancouver, B.C., Canada (B)

BuNo.44228 / 44294

61134 / 61200

67

Total: 0067

8 retained by US Navy.
59 delivered as Catalina Mk. VI to:

(RAF) JX618 / JX662
(RAF) JZ828 / JZ841

47 to RAAF as A24-300 / A24-309,
A24-350 / A24-386.
18 additional airframes cancelled.



 PBY-5A

Amphibious version of PBY-5, later models had
domed front turret, radar pod.
NEIAF aircraft Model 28-5AMN.
Produced 1941 - 1945
Consolidated San Diego, California (Y)
Delivered as PBY-5A:

BuNo.2456 / 2488

mixed 294 to 392

 

 

BuNo.7243 / 7302

mixed 394 to 469

 

 

BuNo.02948 / 02977

545 / 574

 

 

BuNo.04399 / 04420

mixed 575 to 596

 

 

BuNo.04972 / 05045

471 / 544

 

 

BuNo.08030 / 08123

mixed 849 to 942

 

 

BuNo.33960 / 34059

1514 / 1613

 

 

BuNo.46450 / 46579

1814 / 1943

 

 

BuNo.48252 / 48451

1614 / 1813

743

 

(NEIAF) Y-74 / Y-85

837 / 848

12

 

46 to RAAF as A24-69 / A24-114.
15 to Brazil, 30 to Free French.

Delivered as (Model 28-5AMC) Canso A to:

(RCAF) 9737 / 9750

mixed 393 to 427

14

 

RAF designation Catalina Mk. IA.

Consolidated New Orleans, Louisiana (Y)

BuNo.46580 / 46638

1944 / 2002 (New Orleans c/n: 2 / 60)

59

Total: 0828

 

PBY-6A
As PBY-5A, tall tail, radar, additional armour.
Produced 1945
Consolidated New Orleans, Louisiana (Y)

BuNo.46639 / 46698

2003 / 2062 (New Orleans c/n: 61 / 120) 

 

 

BuNo.46724

2063 (New Orleans c/n: 121)

 

 

BuNo.63993 / 64099

2064 / 2170 (New Orleans c/n: 122 / 228)

 

 

BuNo.64101 / 64107

2171 / 2177 (New Orleans c/n: 229 / 235)

175

Total: 0175

48 to Russia.
1675 additional airframes cancelled.

 

Foreign built - Canada:

Canso A
Boeing Canada built version of PBY-5A.
Components from Consolidated San Diego, California.
Produced 1942 - 1944
Boeing Aircraft of Canada, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

(RCAF) 9751 / 9805

21980 / 22034

55

Total: 0055

 

PBV-1A
Canadian Vickers version of PBY-5A. In 1944
became Canadair Ltd. with last 57 OA-10A's
designated Model CL-1.
Original designation was PBV-1.
Produced 1943 - 1945
Canadian Vickers Ltd., St. Hubert,
Montreal, Quebec, Canada (V)

BuNo.03563 / 03592
Delivered as Canso A to:

(RCAF) 9806 / 9835

CV-240 / 269

30

 

Canadian Vickers Ltd., Cartierville,
Montreal, Quebec, Canada (V)

BuNo.03593 / 03712
Delivered as Canso A to:

(RCAF) 9836 / 9844

CV-270 / 278

 

 

(RCAF) 11001 / 11025

CV-279 / 303

 

 

(RCAF) 11026 / 11039

CV-308 / 321

 

 

(RCAF) 11040 / 11100

CV-329 / 449 (odd numbers)

109

 

BuNo.67832 / 68061
Delivered as OA-10A-VI to USAAF:

44-33868 / 44-33871

CV-304 / 307

 

 

44-33872 / 44-33878

CV-322 / 328

 

 

44-33879 / 44-33938

CV-330 / 448 (even numbers)

 

 

44-33939 / 44-34097
- 44-34037 (BuNo. 67930),
later to USN as PBY-5A,
BuNo. 21232.

CV-450 / 608

230

Total: 0369

150 additional airframes cancelled.

 

Grand Total: 3281

 

 

Foreign built - Russia:

GST (Gidro Samolyet Transportnyi) "Mop"
Russian version of the PBY-5, GST - seaplane transport.
Some variants designated as KM-2.
Unarmed transport version designated MP-7.
Produced 1939 - 1941
Amtorg Co., Taganrog, Sea of Azov, Russia

 

Grand Total: 150

 
 
 
 
 

CATALINA CONVERSIONS

US Navy

XPBY-4

1

PBY-4(1245), experimental prototype.
Later redesignated as a PBY-4.

(XPBY-5A)

1

XPBY-4, 1939, amphibian prototype for PBY-5A.

(PBY-5R)

1

XPBY-5A, 1945-1946, conversion to transport flying boat
named "Sea Mare".

SPBY-5

1+

PBY-5, possible post-WW2 conversions?

PBY-5AG

1+

PBY-5A, transfers to USCG.

PBY-5A(M)

1+

PBY-5A, RAAF conversions with undercarriage removed.

APBY-5A

1+

PBY-5A, possible post-WW2 conversions?

PBY-6AG

1

PBY-6A(64096), staff transport used by USCG.

PB2B-2R

1+

PB2B-2, RAAF conversions to transport aircraft.

Model 28-5ACF

1+

PBY-5A / Canso A, 1947, commercial conversions post-WW2.

 

USAAF / USAF

OA-10-CO

56

5 PBY-5 / 51 PBY-5A, aircraft in service with the USAAF.
Assigned s/n: 41-18772, 41-18773,
42-107401 / 42-107405 (PBY-5), 42-109020 / 42-109025,
43-3259 / 43-3270, 43-43839 / 43-43863,
43-47956 / 43-47961.
2 additional conversions cancelled.
2 additional PBY-5A obtained in 1947 as OA-10-CO,
assigned s/n: 47-638, 47-639.

(A-10-CO)

56

1948, USAF redesignation of OA-10.

OA-10B-CN

10

PBY-6A, aircraft in service with the USAAF.
Assigned s/n: 45-57833 / 45-57842. Additional 65 assigned
s/n: 45-57843 / 45-57907 not delivered.

(A-10B-CN)

10

1948, USAF redesignation of OA-10B.

A-10A-VI

230

1948, USAF redesignation of OA-10A. 2 additional PBY-5A
and 1 PBY-6A obtained in 1949 as A-10A-CO.
Assigned s/n: 49-2894 / 49-2896.

 

British RAF

Catalina Mk. I

1

PBY-5(RAAF A24-2), transfer to RAF, assigned RAF s/n: DP202.
Later to RCAF as Catalina Mk. I. A24-1 reserialled as A24-2.
Catalina Mk. I s/n: AH534 to RAAF as A24-1 replacement.

Catalina Mk. IIA

29

(PBY-5MC) Canso, aircraft in service with the RAF.
Assigned RAF s/n: mixed VA701 to VA736.
Conversions: GR.Mk. IIA.
9 to RAAF as A24-19 / A24-27.
14 additional airframes cancelled.

Catalina Mk. IIIA 

12

PBY-5A, aircraft in service with the RAF.
Assigned RAF s/n: FP525 / FP536.

Catalina Mk. IVA

27

26 PBY-5 / 1 PBY-5A, aircraft in service with the RAF.
Assigned RAF s/n: JX570 / JX585, JV925 / JV935.
4 to RCAF, no s/n change.

Catalina ASR.Mk. IVB

1+

Catalina Mk. IVB, conversions to air-sea rescue duties.

 

Foreign Conversions

CV-14

1+

1980's, Canadian airborne communications aircraft.

Tp-47

3

Canso A, 1947, conversions by Sweden.

 

FOREIGN MILITARY / CIVILIAN SERVICE
 - The Catalina saw service in many countries around the world into the 1970's.
 - Many Catalina's sold on the civil market as freighters, fire-bombers,
   utility and survey aircraft etc.
 - Catalina civil conversions included the Bird Innovator, Landseaire,
   Super Catalina and Super Canso S/C 1000.