US Navy PBY-5A Catalina Seaplane 1:104 Scale Plastic Model Kit:
From Atlantis comes the US Navy PBY-5A Catalina Seaplane 1:104 Scale Plastic Model Kit! From the classic Monogram tooling, this kit features landing gear and engraved markings, and two underwing torpedoes. It has a wingspan of 12-inches and measures 8 1/4-inches long. Decals are included for 2 versions and it comes with a nice sprue of clear parts, 6 in total. Updated artwork by Don Greer based on a PBY rescuing the men from the ill fated USS Indianapolis. Officially licensed by the Department of the Navy.
One of the most recognizable aircraft employed by the U.S. Navy during World War II, the Consolidated PBY-5A "Catalina" patrol bomber proved to be strategically indispensable for the elimination of U-boats from high above the tumultuous Atlantic Ocean. After four design iterations since its first flight in 1935, a fifth incarnation incorporated amphibious capabilities. Today, the Catalina is often cited for its part in the rescue of survivors from the torpedoed U.S.S. Indianapolis in 1945, risking 12-foot swells to save crew members helplessly adrift in shark-infested waters.