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wardog28 Jun 2020 1:51 p.m. PST

guys
can anyone tell me what radio equipment/type/name was carried by the pby-5 catalina in us navy service during ww2 ,also same info on british Catalina's if different radio fit?

Major Mike28 Jun 2020 2:25 p.m. PST

You might send these guys the question. pbycatalina.com/specifications

SgtPain29 Jun 2020 9:11 a.m. PST

Staring in 1940 most new USN aircraft started using the ARA/ATA system ( how long it took to upgrade existing aircraft I don't know), later in the war they started using the AN/ARC-5 series radios and they remain the standard for the early post-war years.

The only internet reference I could find on the fly was this link https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AN/ARC-5

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