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Catalina Book

Joined: March 10th, 2005, 5:37 pm

May 11th, 2013, 1:14 am #1

anyone own this book?

from Amazon there appears to be not very many books on the subject.

looking for a basic book with a fair amount of pics..


only one Amazon review so far.

thx


http://www.amazon.com/FLYING-CATALINAS- ... +catalinas
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Joined: June 19th, 2008, 2:03 am

May 11th, 2013, 2:16 am #2

Here's another. The book is actually a bit out of date, but it's the definitive book on commercial PBY operations since WW2. Hundreds of pictures.

http://www.amazon.ca/Consolidated-PBY-C ... 1557502455
Last edited by 0054 on May 11th, 2013, 2:18 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Joined: March 26th, 2012, 3:42 pm

May 11th, 2013, 2:34 am #3

anyone own this book?

from Amazon there appears to be not very many books on the subject.

looking for a basic book with a fair amount of pics..


only one Amazon review so far.

thx


http://www.amazon.com/FLYING-CATALINAS- ... +catalinas
Try looking for any of these on the PBY;
Warpaint, Squadron-Signal 3 each, Detail & Scale, AJ-Press 2 each.
There are others, but again try these first.
Hope this helps.
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Joined: February 26th, 2005, 11:27 pm

May 11th, 2013, 3:45 am #4

anyone own this book?

from Amazon there appears to be not very many books on the subject.

looking for a basic book with a fair amount of pics..


only one Amazon review so far.

thx


http://www.amazon.com/FLYING-CATALINAS- ... +catalinas
A couple drawings and maps.
As I remember it was an okay read, more for the history than modeling, but it did have some interesting photos.
The other book by David Legg, Consolidated PBY Catalina - The Peacetime Record is truly a work of love, but as already stated, oriented towards post war use.
Having been in communication with Mr. Legg I was surprised to learn none of the book was done with the help of a computer, it was all first hand research and notes, truly amazing.
(I might also add David Legg is a crew member on Plane Sailings PBY-5A G-PBYA and Editor of The Catalina News, The Catalina Society).

The other PBY related books I have are :
Black Cats & Dumbos, WWII's Fighting PBYs by Mel Crocker
Black Cat Raiders, by Richard C. Knott
PBY The Catalina Flying Boat by Roscoe Creed
Those Navy Guys and Their PBYs by Elmer Freeman
Plus a few soft cover monographs like the Detail & Scale and In Actions.

I don't think the definitive book has been done on the PBY yet.


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