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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)

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Equipment Character PBY-5A Catalina.png

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



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 share most of the properties of Reconnaissance Aircraft. They notably:

  • Can perform ASW attacks on their own (similar to Rotorcraft).
  • 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

Consolidated PBY Catalina