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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 $32.00  SAVE 23% !
Academy Plastics Item # acy12487
Specifications :
  • Scale: 1/72
  • Length: 10-1/2" (26.6cm)
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"Quality kit with plenty of upgrades"
I was quite satisfied with the quality of manufacturing. If you are considering purchasing this kit; know that there many upgrade parts. All available here on Hobbylink: 72006-Propellers, 72007-Cowlings, 72056-Engines, 72570-Exhaust, 72571-Antenna.

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

"Very nice kit!"
fbbrown (Fort Mohave, Arizona)
Very nice kit from Academy. Being a 1/72 scale, it actually is quite big!! Went together very well and a fun kit to build!! Really don't have anything bad to say about this model. Would recommend it to a pretty good skilled modeler though if you want it to come out nice! Great price!

"very nice"
Remington1858 (Colorado)
In process of building everything fits well. wish there was better decal set like some nose art. But will buy a set individually. i think i will clear coat it in a clear semi gloss. definitly recommend nice model


  • 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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