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    PBY5 or higher Catalina

    Anyone know of a good flying PBY for FS9 and or FSX?
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    AlphaSim did one. Mike Stone did a freeware one, but no VC sadly.

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    Cool

    The Alphasim version is not bad but it is rather dated.
    Flies fairly well, but they did cock up the versions in the usual 'one size fits all' Alpha way.
    Mike Stone's Cat is OK but is a little basic, then again, it costs nothing ......... :d
    "Illegitimum non carborundum".

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    There's also Abacus one with paints by Garry J Smith. Comes in both flavors Fs9 and FSX. You can even take her out on a free 7 day trial.
    Seem to cant locate my Fs9 screenies of the Abacus PbY. But heres some from FSX.


    In my opion the Abacus one rules in Fs9 and the jury is out in FSX as we await the aerosoft version for comparison. But in FSX i like the abacus over alphasim, this abacus pby is very much more fluid then alphasim's and less taxing on the GPU and CPU for both sims and has a VC.

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    What happeed to the front turret?
    Would you like to ride in my big green tractor?.

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    Some old piccies of the Dutch AlphaSim Cat. There's a more correct repaint for this also I think.




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    I have both the AlphaSim and Abacus PBYs and both are very good. My preference runs to AS because I like the panel better and I love the 'militarized' versions (Abacus is more 'civilianized'). Either one is a great add-on. Or better yet, get both.:costumes:

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    From the and or req fs9 , fsx. I'd take the abacus one as it does stae both sims and cost about 5 dollars less and comes in download or cd version your choice. Ive made a note about Hell Divers front turret question. Will see what abacus says and if I can get them to do a model update. Speaken of Abacus looks like they have some bargins sale going on. I just saw a mig 29 that has my card getting warm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Helldiver View Post
    What happeed to the front turret?
    I've always thought the PBY looks kinda goofy without the gun turret - like plastic surgery gone wrong. You'd think Abacus would've included a turret-equipped version in their package.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Helldiver View Post
    What happeed to the front turret?
    Why Would Coasties Need Turrets :costumes:
    The Virtual Navy



    "I Survived the Unpleasantness"...

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    We dont need guns, that's what we have a Hitron Mh64 for . Helo's make better platform for stopping smuggleing and drugs.

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    Here's some History on the USCG PbY's.
    http://www.uscg.mil/history/webaircr...idated_PBY.asp

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    Trans_1007,
    How did you do that water reflection of the PBY in your screenshot?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TARPSBird View Post
    Trans_1007,
    How did you do that water reflection of the PBY in your screenshot?
    Screen shot was taken from inside my FSX. Im still hunting down my Fs9 screenies.

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    Lightbulb

    My favorite is the AlphaSim one...:mixedsmi:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Panther_99FS View Post
    My favorite is the AlphaSim one...:mixedsmi:
    Mine, too..







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    There were several models of the PBY, and most had the nose turrent, but there was at least one that didn't. As pictured in that last post, some even had hard points on the wings to carry bombs and torpedoes for anti-ship and anti-sub patrols. Of course the tow side bubbles also had .50 cal machine guns mounted for defense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JO_Wingnut View Post
    ... some even had hard points on the wings to carry bombs and torpedoes for anti-ship and anti-sub patrols...
    Hi,

    the PBYs were used extensively for this purpose. As a matter of fact, the conducted the only successful US torpedo attack during the battle of Midway: they sunk a transport during a night attack the night before the carrier battle.

    Best regards,
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    Hum the last set of pics dont show hard points on wings to me. Looks rather like radio antennas to me. Very workable theory, considering ASW and Observation com to main fleet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JO_Wingnut View Post
    ...some even had hard points on the wings to carry bombs...
    If I am not mistaken they were even used a dive bombers at times in the Aleutians.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thurd View Post
    If I am not mistaken they were even used a dive bombers at times in the Aleutians.
    "Glide Bombing" is the correct term.
    "Illegitimum non carborundum".

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    There are some great paints for Mike Stone's
    but i do love the Alphasim version




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    The front turret was used by the USCG. They fought along with the U.S. Navy. Check them out. They served gallantly during all the invasions. Don't put them down.
    But the best use for the turrent was to spot the mooring The pilot was to high to see it. The guy in the turret would direct the pilot and then open the collapsible door and grab the mooring.
    You guys being land-lubbers don't know what I'm talking about. Any decent PBY had a turret.
    I particully like the tall tail of the later version.
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    Thank You Helldiver for the info and peek into the history aspect. Been studying up on the PbY and Goat history lately.:ernae:

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    Say Helldiver would you happen to know were i could get my hands on a pic of the USCG Cat showing her paint and scheme. Might give a WW2 uscg paint a try.

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