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NX2172N —
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NX2172N —

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David Apps
I love this aircraft!
Edward Hopgood
A good shot
frank theriault
One of the great aircraft of all time.
Robert Sloane
flying boats are the cats meow..especially of this era
marylou anderson
NICE PIC
George Stone
Great shot! One of my favorite airplanes,so graceful & elegant.
jesse kyzer
Constructed as a 1944? Consolidated PBY-5A.
https://www.aerialvisuals.ca/AirframeDossier.php?Serial=22267
n7tcf
Dad said these were his favorite sight out in the Pacific. He was an AO in TBMs, CVE Lunga Pointe.
Jeff Strouse
My father was a pilot and served mostly as flight engineer during WWII in the South Pacific campaign. They would come back full of holes, and be ready to head back out the next night. VP-11, flying flat black PBY-5's. They would strap on wheels to the wing spars to drag them out of the water.
Best plane ever.
adelma
Classic Beauty!! Excellent shot.

Great week for the old timers!
Mike Waite
My dad flew these as PIC out of SAN with VP98 during the last year of WW II.
Rick D
This is a "Cat"alina. Awesome airplanes that rescued many downed pilots. Also rescued many of the survivors of the Indianapolis.
A previous picture is just a cat
Tom Fox
I can imagine that lots of WWII pilots who were shot down in the Pacific remember this aircraft land and pluck them out of the water!
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