Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina

in Paraguayan Air Force Service

Key Facts

Total Delivered: 2
Total Still Active: 0
Total Now Stored: 0
Service Entry: 1955
Retirement: 1988
Main Role: ?
Origin: USA


Three PBY-5A were ordered from the USA in 1955. One crashed before delivery, so only two were finally delivered in 1955. Used by TAM until 1956 when both aircraft were transferred to Lineas Aéreas de Transporte Nacional (LATN).

Individual Details

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
2002 1737 BuNo 48375, N4937V, FAP T-29, ZP-CBA 1955 wfu 1988, sold as N96FP in 1993
ZP-CBB 1608 n/a, FAP T-31 1955 crashed into the Paraguay river during a test flight on 21.8.1957


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