The Consolidated PBY Catalina, also known as the Canso, was an American flying boat, and later an amphibious aircraft of the 1930s and 1940s produced by Consolidated Aircraft. It was one of the most widely used seaplanes of World War II.
Top speed: 315 km/h
Introduced: October 1936
Retired: January 1957
Unit cost: 90,000–90,000 USD (1935)
Manufacturer: Consolidated Aircraft
First flight: March 28, 1935
Designer: Isaac M. Laddon