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SA-10 walkaround — the other Catalina in Blue and Gold (Part II)

30 April 2014

SA-10 — the other Catalina in Blue and Gold (Part II)

47° 07′ 54″ N / 122° 28′ 57″ W

Consolidated SA-10 Catalina — photo by Joseph May

Consolidated SA-10 Catalina port profile — photo by Joseph May

This is the second post of a walkaround photo essay with the first post published just two days prior, on Monday, along with a bit of information. This Consolidated Catalina served in the U.S. Army Air Forces (USAAF) and was designated as an SA-10 (PBY-5A in the U.S. Navy). It is located in the air park of the McChord Air Museum and Heritage Hill Air Park and is striking in its sky blue with yellow accent colors. A review of the museum and air park can be read here.

Consolidated SA-10 Catalina — photo by Joseph May

Consolidated SA-10 Catalina bows on view — photo by Joseph May

Consolidated SA-10 Catalina — photo by Joseph May

The Consolidated SA-10 Catalina’s starboard Pratt & Whitney R-1830 Twin Wasp radial reciprocating engine — photo by Joseph May

Consolidated SA-10 Catalina — photo by Joseph May

Consolidated SA-10 Catalina port wingtip float — photo by Joseph May

Consolidated SA-10 Catalina — photo by Joseph May

Another view of the port wingtip float on this Consolidated SA-10 Catalina — photo by Joseph May

Consolidated SA-10 Catalina — photo by Joseph May

Consolidated SA-10 Catalina floats were complicated structures with several curved aspects and a seemingly endless number of rivets (note the eye for handling lines or tieing off) — photo by Joseph May

Consolidated SA-10 Catalina — photo by Joseph May

Consolidated SA-10 Catalina’s wingtip float retracting and extension mechanism detail— photo by Joseph May

Consolidated SA-10 Catalina — photo by Joseph May

Consolidated SA-10 Catalina view off the starboard wing — photo by Joseph May

 

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