US Naval Aviation Training Division
Consolidated PBY Catalina World War 2 US airplane
Aeroplane identification poster, 1943
A particularly unusual style of aeroplane identification poster, owing to the very arty images. Most such posters rely on very plain silhouettes, this series – and we have several in this series (click here) – have a much more arty approach to the task with shading and an interesting angle view.
The PBY Catalina is a flying boat used extensively during World War 2 in anti-submarine patrols, air-sea rescue, patrol bombing and convoy escort. It served militarily until the 1980s and was still being used in the 2010s as a waterbomber for firefighting. The RCAF called it the Canso.