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PBY-5A Catalina - MFNC09104 - Mastercraft Models
PBY-5A Catalina - MFNC09104 - Mastercraft Models

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1/104 scale. Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina. Wood Desktop Model. Mastercraft Models. Length: 7 inches; Wingspan: 12 inches. Produced from 1936 through 1945, the American flying boat, the Catalina, served the U.S. Navy and U.S. Army Air Force and several allied air services during World War II and the post-war period. Initially conceived as a platform for countering Japan's naval expansion in  the 1930s, the PBYs proved particularly useful during the island-hopping campaigns in the Pacific Theater. Catalinas conducted anti-submarine warfare, patrol bombing, convoy escort, search-and-rescue operations and cargo transport. They soldiered on well after the war, not being retired until the 1980s. This handcrafted model is painted in the same paint scheme as the original and is painstakingly built from Philippine mahogany by our skilled craftsmen. Perfect as a gift for any aviation enthusiast and history buff!