From: in New England now after driving across US from CA
Reposted from main forum.
fter extensive sifting of original data on the performance of the PBY Catalina flying boats
(versions -4 through -6A) (see links and references at the end of this post) the endurance
data in the database (lower right of the database screen in the editor) should be as follows
(data for USN, other countries' versions in parentheses):
PBY-4 (sequence is max, extended, normal, max DT, ext DT, normal DT): 2965, 2340, 1950, 0, 0, 0
PBY-5 2850, 2350, 1950, 3350, 2650, 2350 (also RAAF Catalina I, RNZAF, ML-KNIL and RAF Catalina IVA and VI; Soviet PBN-1)
PBY-5A 2790, 1940, 1650, 3300, 2540, 2290 (also RCAF Canso A, RAF Cat IIIA)
PBY-6A 1830, 1250, 980, 2140, 1430, 1140
The Catalina variants in the game have too little range. Yes, this has been a quip of mine for a few years now and I've posted before about it (along with I think a fair number of others).
The Japanese Mavis and Emily should also have longer ranges (I'm working on this too), as should some of the Betty versions.
General Dynamics Aircraft and their Predecessors (Putnam's History of Aircraft)
RAAF Performance evaluation documents here: http://www.ww2aircraft.net/forum/flight-test-data/pby-performance-data-14239.html
(The ww2aircraft.net website has a wealth of performance data on many, many aircraft)
US Navy PBY Catalina Units of the Pacific War (Osprey)
PBY: The Catalina Flying Boat by Roscoe Creed
Flying Cats: The Catalina Aircraft in World War II by Andrew Hendrie
Excellent article from Popular Mechanics of 1943: http://books.google.com/books?id=xdYDAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA19&dq=Popular+Mechanics+February+1943+New+Magic+From+Test+Tubes&hl=en&ei=4W6QTNzUDtH2nAeJvPm0DA&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=book-thumbnail&resnum=2&ved=0CDMQ6wEwAQ#v=onepage&q&f=true
US Navy historical center website has data on certain US Navy aircraft of WWII. For Catalina check:
So much WitP and so little time to play.... :-(