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About

Airplanes & Rockets

Kirt Blattenberger, Webmaster - Airplanes and Rockets

Kirt Blattenberger

Carpe Diem!

(Seize the Day!)

Even during the busiest times of my life I have endeavored to maintain some form of model building activity. This site has been created to help me chronicle my journey through a lifelong involvement in model aviation, which all began in Mayo, MD ...

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Consolidated PBY-5A Canso (Catalina) at Erie Int'l Airport

Supermodel Melanie next to Consolidated PBY-5A Canso - Airplanes and RocketsOn August 26 2013, Melanie and I toured the inside of this Consolidated PBY-5A Canso (PBY-5 is the Catalina) while it was on display at the Erie International Airport. It was on tour by a crew from Canada, which is appropriate since it was this particular airplane was manufactured in Canada in 1944 by the Vickers company. World War II ended before it could ever see combat reconnaissance duty. The PBY-5A has a wingspan of 104 feet 0 inches and is powered by a pair of 1200 horsepower Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92 Twin Wasp radial engines. Top speed is 179 mph. It sported six .303 Vickers machine guns and could carry up to 2000 pounds of bombs and depth charges. Hopefully, these photos will be of use to scale model researchers.

See Jim Wander's amazing Guillows PBY-5A model.

Consolidated PBY-5A Canso Specifications - Airplanes and Rockets

Consolidated PBY-5A Canso Specifications

PBY-5A Canso Instrument Panel (pilot side) - Airplanes and Rockets

PBY-5A Canso Instrument Panel (pilot side)

PBY-5A Canso Throttles - Airplanes and Rockets

PBY-5A Canso Throttles

PBY-5A Canso Inside Fuselage Looking Rearward - Airplanes and Rockets

PBY-5A Canso Inside Fuselage Looking Rearward

Supermodel Melanie with PBY-5A Canso Crew Chief - Airplanes and Rockets

Melanie with PBY-5A Canso Crew Chief

PBY-5A Canso Radio Rack - Airplanes and Rockets

PBY-5A Canso Radio Rack

PBY-5A Canso Instrument Panel (co-pilot side) - Airplanes and Rockets

PBY-5A Canso Instrument Panel (co-pilot side)

PBY-5A Canso View from Observation Porthole - Airplanes and Rockets

PBY-5A Canso View from Observation Porthole

PBY-5A Canso Inside Fuselage Looking Foreward (Supermodel Melanie in foreground) - Airplanes and Rockets

PBY-5A Canso Inside Fuselage Looking Forward

Philip, Sally & Supermodel Melanie Blattenberger with a PBY-5 Catalina - Airplanes and Rockets

Melanie, Philip, and Sally with PBY-5 Catalina

at Frederick, Maryland air show

 

 

Posted October 5, 2014

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