Mon, Jun 29, 2009
Have You Always Wanted To Fly The PBY?
Now available for download for FSX, the PBY Catalina has a long
history of service to the military, mostly with the US Navy. During
World War II, the PBY was often equipped with bombs, torpedoes,
depth charges and machine guns and used as for anti-submarine
warfare, reconnaissance, search and rescue and supply
The PBY-5 entered production in 1940 with high power engines
that made the aircraft suitable for reliable, long-range flight.
The Catalina also served the military of allies including Canada,
United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand and Sweden. Following the
war, many were converted to aerial firefighters.
Abacus' Dave Eckert and Warwick Carter have created a superb
PBY-5A model in high detail with Ken Mitchell doing the
instrumentation. Renowned artist Garry Smith has painstakingly
delivered the PBY's liveries. And sound expert Aaron Swindle has
produced a new, authentic sound set for the Cat.
This superb PBY-5A Catalina has four colorful liveries and a
paint kit for those who want to add their favorites. Abacus invites
customers to take the Catalina out for a free test flight to enjoy
the view in this classic aircraft from a bygone era.
Fly Away Simulation also offers a selection of free flight
simulator releases for users who do not wish to pay for flight
simulators - these include X-Plane, FlightGear and Orbiter. The FS
forums have a large user base and following, and has been serving
the flight sim community for over 8 years, providing the latest
free flight sim downloads and add-ons.
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