Canso (PBY-5A Catalina)
by Geoff McDonell
These photos are a civilian PBY-5A Canso as used in Canada for firefighting and general remote site cargo/passenger service.
The "Canso" as it was known in Canada is known to the rest of the world as the ubiquitous PBY-5A Catalina. The main civilian modifications consist of fairing in the nose turret and in some cases omitting the large bubble canopies on the rear fuselage.
The general exterior details are common and should help the modeller add more detail as needed.
All photos by Geoff McDonell
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Images and Captions Copyright © 2000 by Geoff