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Synopsis: The Consolidated PBY Catalina was probably the most versatile and successful flying boat/amphibian ever built, serving not just with the US Army Air Force, Navy and Coast Guard during the Second World War, but also with the air forces of Britain, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, with the Danes, Free French and Norwegians as well as Brazil, Chile, Indonesia and elsewhere. With a remarkable lifting capacity and endurance, this long-range twin-engine aircraft could absorb a great deal of punishment and still return home after flights lasting an entire day and covering thousands of miles. It was employed as a maritime reconnaissance aircraft, as a bomber and torpedo-bomber, as an anti-submarine weapon, as a mine-layer, as a special operations machine and as a search and rescue craft by day and night. It ferried stores, mail and people - many of them sick and injured - across all the world's oceans and is rightly held in the deepest respect by all who had anything to do with them, flying or being flown.In this book, Andrew Hendrie tells the whole amazing story of the 'Flying Cats', of their exploits and achievements, of the heroism of many of their crews and the problems they had to endure. With numerous photographs as well as appendices listing technical data and individual aircraft histories, this is the definitive history of the Catalina and its operations world-wide.
Review: Painfully slow and highly vulnerable, the Catalina was nevertheless one of the most important aircraft of the Second World War. Hendrie's book was first published in 1988 but this is a reprint in a new format. He himself served in Hudsons, Sunderlands, and Wellingtons. He describes the amazing service rendered by Catalinas in theatres all over the world, lists the dozens of U-boat kills, and traces the fate of individual Catalinas in RAF and RAAF service. There are plenty of pictures, maps and diagrams. As it was a home-from-home complete with cooking facilities, personally I would have liked a tour of the interior of the aircraft, and an idea of what people actually did during those long, long patrols. Presumably there was rotation of pilots. Did the off-duty pilot have a bunk? - Shropshire Star. --Shropshire Star
Title: FLYING CATALINAS: The Consolidated PBY ...
Publisher: Pen and Sword
Publication Date: 2012
Book Condition: Good
Edition: 1st Ed. - may be Reissue.
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Book Description Pen & Sword, 2012. Hardcover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. New. Pristine. No markings. Jacket not clipped. Profusely illustrated. Chronicles the PBY Catalina in all theaters, from early operations in the Atlantic and Caribbean to the famous Pacific exploits, also Catalinas in RAF, Canadian, Dutch, South African service. Numerous appendices list individual aircraft by serial in various services, ships sunk, other details. 2012 reissue of 1988 original edition. // Shipped carefully packed in a sturdy box. Seller Inventory # 012810
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Book Description Pen & Sword, United Kingdom, 2012. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. Reprint. Reprint 2012 near fine hardback in a near fine dust wrapper, small closed tear, corners and edges lightly rubbed. Protected by clear removable archival covering. No inscription. Not price clipped. 204 pages with index. Appendices. Maps. Illustrations. Bibliography. Seller Inventory # 0016430