Luftwaffe and Allied Air Forces Discussion Forum  

Go Back   Luftwaffe and Allied Air Forces Discussion Forum > Discussion > Allied and Soviet Air Forces

Allied and Soviet Air Forces Please use this forum to discuss the Air Forces of the Western Allies and the Soviet Union.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #11  
Old 3rd August 2017, 07:26
gilles collaveri gilles collaveri is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: toulouse france
Posts: 820
gilles collaveri is on a distinguished road
Re: A CATALINA CRASHED IN CROTIA ?

Does this work for you ?



https://www.flickr.com/welcome/494301442/b46e40ea01/


GC
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 13th August 2017, 15:44
gilles collaveri gilles collaveri is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: toulouse france
Posts: 820
gilles collaveri is on a distinguished road
Re: A CATALINA CRASHED IN CROTIA ?

Hy Guys salut Adriano & Chris,

More pictures just received: here they are.

Will these confirm that we face a Catalina part ?

I have been asking more information about the marking and wait for the answer. I share it with you when I got more news.

Cheers

Gilles
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 2395-2.JPG (125.2 KB, 26 views)
File Type: jpg DSC_2383-2.JPG (93.2 KB, 23 views)
File Type: jpg DSC_2394-2.jpg (70.8 KB, 23 views)
File Type: jpg DSC_2402-2.jpg (87.9 KB, 22 views)
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 13th August 2017, 17:18
RSwank RSwank is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Holland, MI USA
Posts: 517
RSwank is on a distinguished road
Re: A CATALINA CRASHED IN CROTIA ?

Here is a link to the 13th page of a series of photos of a PBY walkaround.

http://www.net-maquettes.com/picture..._id=13#afg-170

Look at the 9th picture, which shows a closeup of the blister. Note the edge of the blister shows two distinct rows of rivets. Your part seems to show three distinct rows of rivets where the supposed blister would be. Also, note that about 3 or 4 inches down from the blister edge is a flange that appears to run completely around the blister. Your part does not show the flange.


The 11th photo on this next link shows the "flange" more clearly but the two rows of rivets are rather dark in the photo.

http://www.net-maquettes.com/picture...e_id=9#afg-170
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 14th August 2017, 14:10
RSwank RSwank is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Holland, MI USA
Posts: 517
RSwank is on a distinguished road
Re: A CATALINA CRASHED IN CROTIA ?

This is a photo of the blister on the PBY (OA-10) Vickers Canadian built plane. The plane is now based as Duxford, but I don't think the blister installation is at all original so this probably does not help us at all.

http://data3.primeportal.net/hangar/...5_44_of_87.jpg


Here is the history of the plane and you can see at one point the original blisters were removed and the blister area was filled in.

https://www.catalina.org.uk/our-catalina-g-pbya/


The 7th and 8th photos down the right side of this link show the blister area on a PBY in the National Aviation Museum in Florida.

http://ru-aviation.livejournal.com/1736093.html


Note again only two rows of rivets. The 8th photo shows the back of the blister and you can see how the flange goes around the bottom of the blister and ends at the back. But another flange appears to go over top so we should see it on both the top and bottom of the blister.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 14th August 2017, 17:58
gilles collaveri gilles collaveri is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: toulouse france
Posts: 820
gilles collaveri is on a distinguished road
Re: A CATALINA CRASHED IN CROTIA ?

thanks Robert for all this rich information. I don't feel competent enough to judge weather it is a Catalina or not. Anybody around, do you have an opinion ?

More data just arrived:

- Location : it is near Garmenjak Island in Croatia

- P285: here is the marking.

Any comments, guys ?

GC
Attached Images
File Type: jpg P285-2.jpg (75.3 KB, 23 views)
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Friendly fire WWII Brian Allied and Soviet Air Forces 731 14th July 2017 13:26
Luftwaffe and Kriegsmarine Flak queries 1940-1944 Theo Boiten Luftwaffe and Axis Air Forces 0 16th November 2016 18:27
Luftwaffe Flak Reichsverteidigung queries 1942 Theo Boiten Allied and Soviet Air Forces 5 5th July 2016 11:45
Ju-52 crashed Belgium May 1940 fredcompa Luftwaffe and Axis Air Forces 3 29th January 2010 21:35
B-25 Mitchell II of 320 Sqn crashed in Belgium on February 1945 Alexander Allied and Soviet Air Forces 2 25th October 2007 16:01


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 21:32.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©2004 - 2007, 12oclockhigh.net