View Full Version : PBY-Catalina in PF?

10-16-2004, 08:08 PM
I thought I saw a Catalina in the trailer, but I don't see it in the Final Pacific Fighters plane list post, is this because it has a different designation? I would love to have this as a flyable aircraft, with my mates trying to defend me from a swarm of zeroes...

10-16-2004, 08:47 PM
I dont think it is. Maybe in the patch. Dunno but I know one of the community guys- forget his name- modeled it for fb and I saw it online many many moons ago as some sort of flyable without the pit.

It's a pretty historic bird too. Helped sink the Bizmarke- and all that- and it would be fun to hunt subs in.

We'll see I guess.

10-16-2004, 09:07 PM
gibbage is the one who moddled it or is moddeling. suposed to be in PF after release.

10-16-2004, 11:07 PM
could it have been the PBN Nomad that you saw?

10-16-2004, 11:19 PM
Naw it was the big cat. I remember dude trying to fly it biatching about the runway and wondering why he couldnt take off in the water.

Sort of stuck in my memory banks as funny and unusual.

10-16-2004, 11:25 PM
lol, that reply was ment for Anjinsama dude. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

10-16-2004, 11:32 PM
coulda been the nomad, it was a twin flying boat, high wing and had what looked like bubbles at the waist gunner positions. Maybe my imagination just got away with me, though when I think WWII pacific theatre, I think of three US aircraft. Corsair, Hellcat, and Catalina. I dunno, maybe I'm just weird, but I'd love to take off and land anywhere in the ocean. The sub hunting sounds fun too... Depth charges away!!!

10-17-2004, 12:19 AM
Sorry. I feel shame like you know going to the penalty box. You feel shame. Thats the way I feel atm.


Sorry for the butcher'd quote from slapshots btw.

10-17-2004, 03:53 AM
It's the nomad,i've seen some things psoted about gibbage one day saying he was making the nomad for PF. it isn't flyable but he's working on it, and the bubbles you see are the blisters where the gunners are located

10-17-2004, 07:07 AM
Keep an Eye on our Site for Missions when the PBY becomes flyable.



10-17-2004, 03:40 PM
Gibbage has been working on the PBY-5a cockpit and gunner stations. to my knowledge and last contact with Gibbage, there has been no attempt to make the PBY-5a external model by other modelers. I feared that they would try to pawn off the PBN Nomand as a PBY. at this point, based on the final plane list, it appears that has happend. there are patches to follow the release of PF, so who knows if the PBY-5a external model is in the works or not. i haven't read any info regarding it. Gibbage had volunteered to do the internal only.

the most obvious differences between the two planes is the different nose and nose turret, and of course, the lack of landing gear.

10-17-2004, 05:00 PM
Gibbage did the current non-flyable AI PBY that is in FB/AEP and made a start on the internals but apparently had trouble getting detailed info on stuff like ammo feeds and later seemed to have got distracted by other projects like the P38 and P80

Even if Gibbage finishes the internals Oleg still has to find time to do a proper FM before it can be flyable

10-17-2004, 07:48 PM
Does someone have a email for the folks who are doing the modeling. I have interior pictures of a PBY that is located at the Pensacola NAS.

~S~ Fox

10-17-2004, 07:53 PM
used to be


not sure if he still uses that one, but give it a go

10-17-2004, 09:58 PM
Try Netwings forum

He's a moderator there