Amphibious Consolidated PBY Catalina.

The Consolidated PBY Catalina, also known as the Canso in Canadian service, was an American flying boat, and later an amphibious aircraft of the 1930s and 1940s produced by Consolidated Aircraft. It was one of the most widely used seaplanes of World War II. Catalinas served with every branch of the United States Armed Forces and in the air forces and navies of many other nations.

During World War II, PBYs were used in anti-submarine warfare, patrol bombing, convoy escorts, search and rescue missions (especially air-sea rescue), and cargo transport. The PBY was the most numerous aircraft of its kind and the last active military PBYs were not retired from service until the 1980s. In 2014, nearly 80 years after its first flight, the aircraft continues to fly as a waterbomber (or airtanker) in aerial firefighting operations all over the world.

Users of the amphibious Catalina:

  1. Argentina.
  2. Brazil.
  3. Canada.
  4. Chile.
  5. Colombia.
  6. Denmark.
  7. Sweden.
  8. Several other countries.

I’m requesting the amphibious version of the aircraft, not the water-based one.


They have one of these at my local aviation museum :) (PanAm Livery if I’m not mistaken. @Carson can probably confirm)

Would love to see it in IF.


That’s why I request the amphibious. We can use it on land.

Panam used them? Are you sure you aren’t thinking about a Sikorsky seaplane?

Pretty sure they did in their early days, but I could be wrong. It did say “Catalina” on the information thing though…

It had wheels. I’m going on a field trip to that museum tomorrow, so I can tell you when I get back.

These were stationed not to far away from me in Ireland during ww2.

Already requested.

1 Like

You were asking for the naval version. I’m asking for the amphibious one. It isn’t a duplicate.

No. It is also an amphibian.

Wasn’t specified in your title.