|The Consolidated PBY Catalina|
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The Consolidated PBY Catalina was produced by Consolidated Aircraft during the 1930s and 1940s. It was one of the most widely used multi-role aircraft of World War II. PBYs served with every branch of the United States Armed Forces and in the air forces and navies of many other nations.
During World War II, PBYs were used in anti-submarine warfare, patrol bombing, convoy escorts, air-sea rescue, and cargo transport. The PBY was the most successful aircraft of its kind. No other flying boat was produced in greater numbers.
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