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PBY-5A Catalina

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Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina
No.178 PBY-5A Catalina
Large Flying Boat Icon.png Large Flying Boat
Effects: ASW+2 Accuracy+2 LoS+9
Combat Radius: 10 (Deployment Cost: Bauxite 13)
Scrap value: Fuel 8 Ammo 2 Bauxite 18 (Unbuildable)

Equipment Card PBY-5A Catalina.png

Equipment Character PBY-5A Catalina.png

Equipment Item PBY-5A Catalina.png

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Refittable Ship Types
Fast Battleship Battleship
Aviation Battleship Standard Aircraft Carrier
Armored Carrier Light Carrier
Heavy Cruiser Aviation Cruiser
Light Cruiser Torpedo Cruiser
Training Cruiser Destroyer
Coastal Defense Ship Submarine
Aircraft Carrying Submarine Seaplane Tender
Fleet Oiler Submarine Tender
Repair Ship Amphibious Assault Ship
LBAS Plane



Nicknamed “Catalina”, this was a wonderfully designed flying boat. It was widely used for patrol and rescue operations.
Even after the end of the war, this masterpiece of a machine saw continued usage.


Large Flying Boat Large Flying Boats notably:

  • Can trigger Contact and Detection.
  • Allow AV to perform ASW attacks.
  • Increase the minimum Range of Land Bases, from +1 to +3 range depending on the base's unmodified range.
  • Can be used in the Air Reconnaissance nodes mechanic.
  • When equipped in any slot size, the plane count is dropped down to 1, refunding any bauxite.

Although it is a scout which does not actually participate in Aerial Combat mechanics-wise, it is still included in the launching animation if other planes are launched.

When used alongside other planes in an LBAS, the PBY-5A Catalina can rescue some of them, saving some bauxite when resupplying (does not prevent loss of Plane Proficiency).


How To Obtain

From quest: B88 (choice)

From limited-time quest: 2104 LQ1 (choice, choice)

Event reward for:

Updates History

  • 2016-05-02: Implemented
  • 2021-04-22: Catalina rescue mechanic added

See also