Luftwaffe and Allied Air Forces Discussion Forum  

Go Back   Luftwaffe and Allied Air Forces Discussion Forum > Reviews > Books and Magazines

Books and Magazines Please use this forum to review or discuss books and magazines.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 10th August 2018, 14:16
Jukka Juutinen Jukka Juutinen is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 806
Jukka Juutinen is an unknown quantity at this point
Best PBY Catalina books

What are the best books that preferably concentrate on development and tech stuff, not service chronologies.
__________________
"No man, no problem." Josef Stalin possibly said...:-)
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 11th August 2018, 13:15
bearoutwest bearoutwest is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Perth, Australia
Posts: 242
bearoutwest is on a distinguished road
Re: Best PBY Catalina books

Hi Jukka,

Do you mean books other than the Scale & Detail and the Squadron Signal type technical development works?

Not sure there's that much in the way which separates techie stuff from squadron history.
- Andrew Hendrie's "Flying Cats", has Chapter 1 titles "The Machine" on the pre-service development, and the other 19 chapters are a mixture of new version introduction and service histories.
- Roscoe Creed's "PBY, The Catalina Flying Boat" has chapters 1-5 (pp 4-63) on pre-war military and commercial development. Chapters 6-18 covers service history and post-war.
- William Wagner's "Reuben Fleet and the Story of Consolidated Aircraft" does a creditable coverage of the flying boats preceding the PBY, and also the decision making leading to and the development of the PBY prototype. It is interspersed in with the general history of Consolidated - and also covers the Liberator and the Coronado along the way. (Surprisingly good, but not PBY specific.)

If you had to buy only one book with best coverage of technical development - then perhaps Roscoe Creed's book would be my preference (but then I like techie plus history), with Wagner's as a close second.

...geoff
__________________
- converting fuel into noise.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 11th August 2018, 16:52
Jukka Juutinen Jukka Juutinen is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 806
Jukka Juutinen is an unknown quantity at this point
Re: Best PBY Catalina books

I have read the old Catalina in action by William Scarborough. I wonder how good is the nee revised version by David Doyle?

Which of those books have information on its handling characteristics? And on how good "seaboat" it was?
__________________
"No man, no problem." Josef Stalin possibly said...:-)
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 13th August 2018, 05:37
bearoutwest bearoutwest is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Perth, Australia
Posts: 242
bearoutwest is on a distinguished road
Re: Best PBY Catalina books

I don't have any "new" SSP volume on the PBY, so can't comment on new-v-old book comparisons.

Having a quick look at Roscoe Creed's book on the PBY, there is a reasonable amount of Chp.3 (PBY Design & Development) on the flight and water tests of the original prototye XP3Y-1. There is additional writing in Chp.4 (Navy PBYs in the Pre-War Years) on USN service testing in the air and on the water, including a short discussion on the original beaching gear and the desirabiity of amphibious operating gear.

...geoff
__________________
- converting fuel into noise.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 14th August 2018, 19:04
edwest2 edwest2 is offline
Alter Hase
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Posts: 1,534
edwest2 is on a distinguished road
Re: Best PBY Catalina books

Well, there's:
PBY Catalina Flying Boat Pilot's Flight Operating Manual


https://www.amazon.com/Catalina-Flyi...+catalina+book



Usual disclaimer,
Ed
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 15th August 2018, 16:07
Kari Lumppio Kari Lumppio is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Espoo, Finland
Posts: 455
Kari Lumppio
Re: Best PBY Catalina books

Terve!

http://www.seawings.co.uk/

has following downloadable manuals (pdf) in FLYING BOAT MANUALS GALLERY:

Consolidated Catalina Pilots Notes - Mks. I, Ia, II, IV, IVa, IVb,& V
Consolidated Catalina PBY-6A Pilots Handbook
Catalina PBY-5 and PBY-5A Handbook of Erection and Maintenance
Consolidated Catalina PBY 5 - PBY-5A - PBY-6A & OA-10 Handbook of Structural Repair

Cheers,
Kari
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 15th August 2018, 16:52
Jukka Juutinen Jukka Juutinen is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 806
Jukka Juutinen is an unknown quantity at this point
Re: Best PBY Catalina books

Thanks Kari!
__________________
"No man, no problem." Josef Stalin possibly said...:-)
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
Complete History Books ETA researcher111 On Offer 1 16th November 2014 21:55
My library - you rate it! generalderpanzertruppen Books and Magazines 8 24th November 2007 03:36
Luftwaffe Books binkys On Offer 0 11th February 2007 15:12
Favorite Aircraft History Books? Dick Powers Books and Magazines 51 11th September 2006 05:52
French books on the 1939-1940 fighting Hawk-Eye Books and Magazines 6 9th April 2005 23:11


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 18:43.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©2004 - 2018, 12oclockhigh.net