The Consolidated PBY Catalina

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General characteristics

Crew: 8 — pilot, co-pilot, bow turret gunner, flight mechanic, radioman, navigator and two waist gunners

Length: 63 ft 10 7/16 in (19.46 m)

Wingspan: 104 ft 0 in (31.70 m)

Height: 21 ft 1 in (6.15 m)

Wing area: 1,400 ft (130 m)

Empty weight: 20,910 lb (9,485 kg)

Max takeoff weight: 35,420 lb (16,066 kg)

Powerplant: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92 Twin Wasp radial engines, 1,200 hp (895 kW each) each

Zero-lift drag coefficient: 0.0309

Drag area: 43.26 ft (4.02 m)

Aspect ratio: 7.73

 

 

Performance

Maximum speed: 196 mph (314 km/h)

Cruise speed: 125 mph (201 km/h)

Range: 2,520 mi (4,030 km)

Service ceiling 15,800 ft (4,000 m)

Rate of climb: 1,000 ft/min (5.1 m/s)

Wing loading: 25.3 lb/ft (123.6 kg/m)

Power/mass: 0.034 hp/lb (0.056 kW/kg)

Lift-to-drag ratio: 11.9

 

 

Armament

3 .30 cal (7.62 mm) machine guns (two in nose turret, one in ventral hatch at tail)

2 .50 cal (12.7 mm) machine guns (one in each waist blister)

4,000 lb (1,814 kg) of bombs or depth charges, torpedo racks were also available