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Erection & Maintenance manual - Catalina c.1945

Erection & Maintenance manual - Catalina c.1945

Code: P24182

Dimensions:

W: 24cm (9.4")H: 29cm (11.4")

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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.