Flown by most Allied Forces in World War 2, the PBY Catalina became the most successful wartime flying boat because of its flight range, carrying capacity and ability to land on any reasonable body of calm water. From the attack on Pearl Harbour through to the wars end, the PBY saw service in nearly every combat theatre around the globe-from icy Greenland and Alaska to the steaming tropics of the South Pacific where many personnel of downed bombers owed their lives to at-sea rescues by PBYs. When the war terminated in 1945, many surviving Catalinas began new careers as cargo transports, forest fire water bombers and members of geophysical survey teams. In these and other civilian roles, a number of PBYs continued to successfully operate until the early 1980s.
Giant Scale WWII
Some of the most popular aeroplanes in WWII, in large scale detail. A few of these kits feature true to life action parts such as movable flying surfaces, sliding canopies, retractable landing gear, and drop-able bombs.
Quality scale balsa model aeroplane kits. These model construction kits have scale realism for the super detail fan and light weight for those who build and fly. Each model is a small but faithful replica of an aeroplane widely known for deeds in wartime or present day popularity.