PREORDER PBY-5A Catalina US Navy Seaplane Plastic Model Kit 1/104
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1/104 Scale. This kit derives form the classic monogram tooling. This was of the first Aircraft kits they produced along with the B-26 and the B-25 which we also own the tooling for. The kit features engraved markings and lots of rivits but a classic. Has a wingspan of 12 inches and measures 8.25 inches long. Decals for 2 versions and a nice sprue of clear parts 6 total. The old artwork was laid to bed and we had Don Greer create new artwork based on a PBY rescuing the men from the ill fated USS Indianapolis. We will include a oval logo on the decal sheet if you wish to mount your PBY on the swivel stand sold separately.
One of the most recognizable aircraft employed by the U.S. Navy during World War II, the Consolidated PBY-5A “Catalina” patrol bomber proved to be strategically indispensable for the elimination of U-boats from high above the tumultuous Atlantic Ocean. After four design iterations since its first flight in 1935, a fifth incarnation incorporated amphibious capabilities. Today, the Catalina is often cited for its part in the rescue of survivors from the torpedoed U.S.S. Indianapolis in 1945, risking 12-foot swells to save crew members helplessly adrift in shark-infested waters.