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Consolidated PB2Y-5R Coronado
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Our World-Wide roving correspondent Howard Mason found himself at N.A.S. Pensacola, Florida - the home of the U.S. Navy's Aviation Museum - and found this, the last surviving Consolidated Coronado under restoration to display standard and shot these fabulous walk-round pictures and sent them into SEAWINGS.

And, Wow!! I didn't even know there was one in existence! With injected and vac-form 1/72nd models now available thanks to Howard (and a few interior shots I added myself here) there is enough detail contained within these pictures to add extra features to any model. Thanks, Howard. 

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Our Russian correspondent Igor Kolokolov also visited the Coronado at Pensacola and took these fine images which show more details to help any modeler. Also, what about a diorama anyone? It looks as if it is coming along nicely and I cannot wait to see the finished craft. Our grateful thanks goes to Igor for generously donating these images.

Incidentally, Igor runs a fascinating aviation photographic Blog, packed full of top quality images he has shot from around the world and it's well worth a visit. Click here and take a look - you will not be disappointed.

 
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Recently in 2017, Igor paid another visit to this fabulous Coronado and here is the finished restoration as can be seen on display today; and what a cracking job the Pensacola team have done on her.! Igor very kindly shot another 50 walk-round images and has also provided a bonus; 17 interior images taken from the original Technical Manual to give you an idea of what the inside looks like..!

My grateful thanks to Igor - as ever - for his permission to show these magnificent pictures from his extensive photographic archive. Thanks, Igor.

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