The Consolidated PBY Catalina was an American flying boat of the 1930s and 1940s produced by Consolidated Aircraft. It was one ofthe most widely used multi-role aircraft of World War II. PBYs served with every branch of the US military and in the air forces and naviesof many other nations. In the United States Army Air Forces and later in the USAF their designation was the OA-10, while Canadian-builtPBYs were known as the Canso. During World War II, PBYs were used in anti-submarine warfare, patrol bombing, convoy escorts, searchand rescue missions (especially air-sea rescue), and cargo transport. The initialism of "PBY" was determined in accordance with the U.S. Navy aircraft designation system of 1922; PB representing "PatrolBomber" and Y being the code used for the aircraft's manufacturer, Consolidated Aircraft.Full-composite kit, has all the detail of the original including over 40.000 (fourty-thousand) rivets and all the individual panels, blistersand fairings, The two tips will, just like with the original, swing down and be used as float-skids, the wing comes in three sectionsfor easy transport, the elevator is removable, decals, canopy and cockpit included. Scale electric retract system available which featuresaircylinder shock absorbers.