PBY Catalina

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  1. Lucky13

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    Does anyone know where I can find the drawings to the boards that you stand on while repairing the engines on the Catalinas? And other repair structures that might have been used too of course.
    I guess that you have to scratch build those, I can't find them as kits anywhere.....

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    Lucky, are the bottom two pics of RAAF Cats?
     
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    I couldn't tell Matey....my guess is as good as yours.
     
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    Hi Lucky13,

    Just started looking but you might find this interesting
     

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    Sweeeet.....cheers matey!
     
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    Couple of more, these from the book Pby in detail
     

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    Last of them that I have found
     

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    Thanks a bunch mate, they look great! Thanks!
     
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    Two things of interest in the photo, one the ladder to board the aircraft and the second the russian star on the side.
     

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    Yet another one
     

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    Great pics mate!
     
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    Great pic of the RNZAF Cat, Micdrow! One of our Boeing PB2B-1's by the look of the nose turret, and ASR aerials under the wings. Any idea of XX-C's serial?
     
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    According to the NZ serials site, XX-C was PBY-5 NZ4003, written off in Oct 43.
     
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    Thanks Wildcat!

    I didn't know there was such a site! What's the full site address?

    Also. if XX-C was a Pby-5, were they retro-fitted with the later nose turrets? The lack of radome behind the canopy was my one reason for doubting it being a PB2B-1.
     
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    Cheers for that Wildcat, will check it out!
     
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    No probs mate.
     
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