- Postage Stamp Collection
- Diecast display model
- Highly detailed
- Display stand included
- Measures Approximately: 5.125” L x 8.25” Wingspan
- Box dimensions: 8.0” L X 8.0” W x 2.75” H
- Recommended for adult hobbyist and collectors. Not a toy.
Produced by Consolidated Aircraft, the PBY Catalina was a flying boat which later became an amphibious aircraft, used by several countries in the 1930's and 1940's. It is a long range aircraft, which did not require a runway to operate, as it was capable of both take-off and landing on the water. The PBY's uses included maritime patrol, bombing, anti-submarine warfare, and search and rescue missions. Remembered for their role in rescuing downed airmen, the PBY saved thousands of lives. Catalina airmen referred to their aircraft as the "Cat" on combat missions and "Dumbo" during air-sea rescue..
A24-13 was significant in the history of the RAAF for a number of reasons. Delivered directly from the factory in the USA and flown to Australia by a Qantas crew. It arrived in September 1941, prior to the start of the Pacific War. Assigned the code “M for Mother” it was allocated to No. 11 Squadron based at Port Morseby, New Guinea in late 1941 and started its operational career on 22 November with a reconnaissance mission to Rabul commanded by F/O Love.
This model is a great addition to your aircraft collection.