1/72 PBY 5A Cargo Catalina

by Marcius Cesar Costa

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The Year of 1958 saw remaining War Brazilian Catalina being sent to the USA for conversion into cargo aircraft.  All armament was removed including the frontal and bubbles turrets, and windows were added for the passengers.  A large cargo door was installed in place of the left bubble turret.  This model was built with a resin set for the cargo version produced by GIIC Models.

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The Brazilian Air Force which operated the aircraft until 1982.

Marcius

Photos and text by Marcius Cesar Costa