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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  • 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

"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

"Nice pby kit"
bigmac1959 (Sparks,Nv)
Great kit fun build will build again with different scheme


  • 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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