Planetags – PBY-5A Catalina


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Manufactured from aluminum skin from a
PBY-5A Catalina, Serial# Bu46590 manufactured for the US Navy in 1944 at
the Consolidated factory in New Orleans. It saw active USN service on
patrol over the Atlantic and training missions over the Pacific. It then
served with the US Coast Guard in Florida, Washington State and Alaska.

CAF continued to fly it until 1986 when it was retired for maintenance
reasons. It was used for parts and ended up at the Pima Aviation Museum
in Arizona where MotoArt purchased the remaining fuselage in 2017.

are made from actual retired aircraft fuselage, not merely stamped
metal. Because PlaneTags are made from real fuselage, each one bears the
color, thickness, and wear and tear from the portion of the fuselage
from which it was cut and it is therefore rare to create two identical