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World War II: USA
Aircraft of the United States in WWII.
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PBY-5A Catalina
propboy44256
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Ohio, United States
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Posted: Friday, January 03, 2003 - 06:58 AM UTC
Were they the same colors as the corsair?, or more like an intermediate blue like a wildcat?, Any good sites for reference?
m1garand
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Washington, United States
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Posted: Friday, January 03, 2003 - 07:11 AM UTC




http://www.kiwiaircraftimages.com/catalina.html

http://www.kiwiaircraftimages.com/catatour.html#water

http://www.lsfm.org/aircraft/catalina.htm

HTH

mavrick1124
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Alabama, United States
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Posted: Friday, January 03, 2003 - 03:15 PM UTC
The Discovery Wings channel did a special on the Black Cats. They were painted all black and flwe night bombing missions in the Pacific. They looked cool.
slodder
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North Carolina, United States
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Posted: Saturday, January 04, 2003 - 02:44 AM UTC
The answer is - Depends.
As these guys have posted, the PBY was many different colors depending on its role.
The History Channel has run a show on the PBY and its different service roles. It's pretty good, all references were B/W so the visual color references weren't there but they did talk about coloration.
propboy44256
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Posted: Sunday, January 05, 2003 - 02:59 AM UTC
Thanks for the great links and pics, and ideas, Ive decided on a two stage camo, Dark sea blue top, into intermediate blue side, into a flat white belly. Its the 1/48 scale monogram PBY5.