PBY Catalina US Coast Guard Scalecraft model airplane

PBY Catalina US Coast Guard

Item Number: C1349
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Coast Guard Consolidated PBY Catalina airplane model.&nbsp,The first PBY obtained by the Coast Guard, V189, was purchased from the Navy in the spring of 1941. It was specially outfitted at Air Station San Francisco with a nine-lens-camera for mapping coastal regions around the country. While the arrangement worked well in the lower 48, after two mapping trips to Alaska the camera was transferred to a newer PBY-5A (PBY BuNo 08055), an amphibian, making it more versatile in the extreme environment of Alaska. The detachment operated out of NAS Kodiak.

Mahogany Wood. Wingspan 20 inches, Length 13 inches.