AN 01-5MC-2/3. Erection And Maintenance Handbook - Navy Model PBY-6A (Consolidated Catalina flying boat) Airplane. Looseleaf in original AAF Publications hardbacked binder. 23.5 x 29cm. 895p. Published under joint authority of the Commanding General, AAF, The Chief of the Bureau of Aeronautics, and the Air Council of the United Kingdom, May/June / October 1945. Covers Navy models PBY-5, PBY-5A, PBY-6A and Army model OA-10 airplanes. A fantastically detailed manual for the Catalina. The bulk of it refers to the PBY-6A and covers description, dimensions; shipment and erection procedure; handling and general maintenance instructions; major components, systems and installations including wing, tail, hull, landing gear and brakes, floats, nacelles and cowlings, engines, propellers, fuel and oil systems, instruments, hydraulics, electrical systems, communication systems etc; useful load - navigational equipment, oxygen systems, pyrotechnics, armament, liferafts and survival kit etc; materials and constructions; finish specifications; charts and tables; Service and Inspections. Copiously illustrated with photographs, drawings, charts and tables. A truly superb reference for anyone wanting to work on a Catalina or who is interested in this aircraft. Some pages are a little dog-eared but overall condition is very good. This is a large and heavy manual 7.5cm / almost 3" thick! Stock code P24182.