particular gallery completes our Russian correspondent and
excellent photographer, Igor Kolokolov's look around N.A.S.
Pensacola, Florida's Catalina exhibits. This is BuNo.
08317 which was built in 1943 and is on loan from the Smithsonian
collection. It is believed to be the only intact PBY-5 (Flying
Boat - not Amphibian) remaining.
And, what a superb 'boat
this one is, just look at all that detail in the images made all
the more interesting by the method of display. Just for once, I
appreciate an aircraft hanging from the ceiling giving us views of
the hull, wings and general lines that we would otherwise never
see. Our grateful thanks goes to Igor, as ever.