Consolidated OA-10B (A-10B) 'Catalina'

  Base model:OA-10
  Designation System:U.S. Air Force
  Designation Period:1925-1947
  Basic role:Observation, Amphibian
  See Also:A-10

  Length: 53' 4" 16.2 m
  Height:17' 8" 5.3 m
  Wingspan: 57' 6" 17.5 m
  Wingarea: 506.0 sq ft 47.0 sq m
  Empty Weight: 24,959 lb 11,319 kg
  Gross Weight: 47,000 lb 21,315 kg
  Max Weight: 50,000 lb 22,675 kg

  No. of Engines: 2
  Powerplant: General Electric TF34-GE-100
  Thrust (each): 9,065 lb 4,111 kg

  Range: 2,454 miles 3,951 km
  Cruise Speed: 345 mph 555 km/h 300 kt
  Max Speed: 518 mph 834 km/h 450 kt
  Climb: 6,000 ft/min 1,828 m/min
  Ceiling: 44,200 ft 13,472 m

Known serial numbers
82-0692 / 82-0705


Recent comments by our visitors
 , VA
Its been 2 years and this page still has info about the A-10 Warthog... this isnt a Warthog! Shoot one guy didnt even know any better and loaded an image of the Warthog's cockpit...
03/12/2004 @ 17:24
 Christopher Hill
 , CA
Incorrect information hs no place here. This aircraft,
the Consolidated OA-10 (aka PBY) was not powered by jet
engines. Jet engines were still secret things that liked
to blow up when this aircraft was built. All mil. PBYs
(and OA-10s) were powered courtesy of P&W R-1830s of around
1,200 max HP. I'm shure all of the data is wrong as well
(especially the proformance data).A PBY going 500 mph.
Ha! Yeah right. A PBY could never go that fast EVER.
Crusing speed was around 150 mph(?) This aircraft is NOT
the famous Republic A-10 of the Gulf War,etc. The aircraft
designation system was overhauled in the 60s, and in turn
A-10 (for attack not observation) was not used until the
Republic plane was contracted. Thank you for reading this.

Christopher Hill
09/14/2001 @ 17:36