2 results found
Registration / Serial:G-AGFM
Alternate Serial:FP244
Fleet number:2
Aircraft Original Type:Consolidated 28 Catalina
Aircraft Generic Type:Consolidated PBY Catalina
Aircraft Version:Consolidated PBY-5B Catalina IB
C/n (msn):831
Operator / Titles:Qantas Empire Airways - QEA / UK - Air Force
Aircraft Name:Altair Star
City / Seaplane Base:Perth - Nedlands Seaplane (closed)Map
Region / Country:Western Australia, Australia
Photo Date:November 1942 to July 1945
Photo from:AirHistory.net Photo Archive
Photo ID:203807Submit Correction
View count: 133
Provided by the RAF during World War II for Qantas to operate non-stop flights between Australia and Sri Lanka (Ceylon). At the end of the war, the RAF ordered G-AGFM scuttled, not scrapped. A bridge over the Swan River prevented it being towed to sea. So the RAF ordered the aircraft by made airworthy again. On February 26, 1946 it was flown to the sea near Rottnest Island where it was sunk with explosives. Except for a wingtip float which had detached and drifted off. It had to be dispatched with a tomahawk. Photo from: Hudson Fysh Collection/State Library of New South Wales
Registration / Serial:G-AGFM
Alternate Serial:FP244
Aircraft Version:Consolidated PBY-5B Catalina IB
C/n (msn):831
Operator / Titles:Qantas Empire Airways - QEA / UK - Air Force
City / Seaplane Base:Perth - Nedlands Seaplane (closed)Map
Region / Country:Western Australia, Australia
Photo Date:November 1942 to July 1945
Photo from:AirHistory.net Photo Archive
Registration / Serial:G-AGFM
Alternate Serial:FP244
Fleet number:2
Aircraft Original Type:Consolidated 28 Catalina
Aircraft Generic Type:Consolidated PBY Catalina
Aircraft Version:Consolidated PBY-5B Catalina IB
C/n (msn):831
Operator / Titles:Qantas Empire Airways - QEA / UK - Air Force
Aircraft Name:Altair Star
City / Seaplane Base:Perth - Nedlands Seaplane (closed)Map
Region / Country:Western Australia, Australia
Photo Date:November 1942 to July 1945
Photo from:AirHistory.net Photo Archive
Photo ID:203807Submit Correction
View count: 133
Provided by the RAF during World War II for Qantas to operate non-stop flights between Australia and Sri Lanka (Ceylon). At the end of the war, the RAF ordered G-AGFM scuttled, not scrapped. A bridge over the Swan River prevented it being towed to sea. So the RAF ordered the aircraft by made airworthy again. On February 26, 1946 it was flown to the sea near Rottnest Island where it was sunk with explosives. Except for a wingtip float which had detached and drifted off. It had to be dispatched with a tomahawk. Photo from: Hudson Fysh Collection/State Library of New South Wales
Registration / Serial:G-AGFM
Alternate Serial:FP244
Aircraft Version:Consolidated PBY-5B Catalina IB
C/n (msn):831
Operator / Titles:Qantas Empire Airways - QEA / UK - Air Force
City / Seaplane Base:Perth - Nedlands Seaplane (closed)Map
Region / Country:Western Australia, Australia
Photo Date:November 1942 to July 1945
Photo from:AirHistory.net Photo Archive
Registration / Serial:FP216
Aircraft Original Type:Consolidated 28 Catalina
Aircraft Generic Type:Consolidated PBY Catalina
Aircraft Version:Consolidated PBY-5B Catalina IB
C/n (msn):803
Operator / Titles:USA - Navy
City / Airport:Pensacola - NAS / Forrest Sherman Field (KNPA / NPA)Map
Region / Country:Florida, United States
Collection:National Museum of Naval Aviation
Photo Date:31 May 2013
Photo by:Alastair T. GardinerContact
Photo ID:102478Submit Correction
View count: 104
Possibly one of the most interesting/informative exhibits in the whole of the National Museum of Naval Aviation is this PBY cutaway. Fascinating to see the different crew positions and how they were able to do their jobs.
Registration / Serial:FP216
Aircraft Version:Consolidated PBY-5B Catalina IB
C/n (msn):803
Operator / Titles:USA - Navy
City / Airport:Pensacola - NAS / Forrest Sherman Field (KNPA / NPA)Map
Region / Country:Florida, United States
Photo Date:31 May 2013
Photo by:Alastair T. GardinerContact
Registration / Serial:FP216
Aircraft Original Type:Consolidated 28 Catalina
Aircraft Generic Type:Consolidated PBY Catalina
Aircraft Version:Consolidated PBY-5B Catalina IB
C/n (msn):803
Operator / Titles:USA - Navy
City / Airport:Pensacola - NAS / Forrest Sherman Field (KNPA / NPA)Map
Region / Country:Florida, United States
Collection:National Museum of Naval Aviation
Photo Date:31 May 2013
Photo by:Alastair T. GardinerContact
Photo ID:102478Submit Correction
View count: 104
Possibly one of the most interesting/informative exhibits in the whole of the National Museum of Naval Aviation is this PBY cutaway. Fascinating to see the different crew positions and how they were able to do their jobs.
Registration / Serial:FP216
Aircraft Version:Consolidated PBY-5B Catalina IB
C/n (msn):803
Operator / Titles:USA - Navy
City / Airport:Pensacola - NAS / Forrest Sherman Field (KNPA / NPA)Map
Region / Country:Florida, United States
Photo Date:31 May 2013
Photo by:Alastair T. GardinerContact