PBY5A Black Cat Aircraft

This is a plastic 1/72 Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina USN Patrol Airplane from Academy Plastics. It's for experienced modelers.

The PBY-5A was the first version of this famous aircraft equipped with with landing gear, which made it a true amphibian plane. Painted black and armed with bombs and radar, the PBY-5A was used effectively against ships.

Academy PBY5A Black Cat Aircraft Plastic Model Airplane Kit 1/72 Scale #12487
 Academy Plastics # acy12487
Retail $41.00  SAVE 28% !
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Specifications :
  • Scale: 1/72
  • Length: 10-1/2" (26.6cm)
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"Catalina PBY"
Great model to build with many options for theater of war or paint schemes. Make sure to put some fishing weights or what not in the front as it is a tail sitter when normally built.

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  • Detailed 1/72nd scale for static display only..
  • Markings included for one aircraft..
  • 112 parts in black and clear with delicate recessed panel lines..
  • Accurately reproduced engines and cowlings, optional front gu turrets..
  • Detailed waist gun positions with walkways and guns..
  • Cockpit detail: seats, bulkheads, instrument panel with decal bulkheads..
  • Detailed wing tip floats and retraction mechanism..
  • Bomb ordnance and radar antennae included..
  • Service History: USN patrol aircraft; served throughout WWII..
  • Description: Twin engine, high wing, flying boat..


  • Scale: 1/72
  • Length: 10-1/2" (26.6cm)


One 1/72 Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina USN Patrol Airplane

Requirements & Suggestions

  • Assembly
  • Modeling Knife (EXL16001) (XACX3627) (EXL16018)
  • Paint: (see MARKING OPTIONS)
  • Brushes
  • Sandpaper
  • Liquid Plastic Cement
  • White Glue
  • CA or Tube Type Thick Plastic Cement
  • Nice-to-have tools: Needle File Set, Sprue Cutter, Airbrush
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"black cat PBY"
Not a lot of PBY models out a great price and quite a large kit

"PBY5A Black Cat Aircraft"
quick delivery, great cost, another deal from hobbylinc

"Very nice model"
This was a nice kit, fairly easy, make sure you put enough weight in the front!! I would definitely recommend it.


  • Single sheet of decals which contains national insignia, instrument panel and code letters.
  • Kit markings are for "Black Cat" B64 - no unit information given.
  • Overall: Flat Black.
  • Additional Paints Required
  • Flat: Black, Aluminum, Metallic Grey, Yellow, Green, White, Interior Green.
  • Gloss: Silver, Gun Metal.

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