|Coastal Defense Ship||Destroyer|
|Light Cruiser||Torpedo Cruiser|
|Heavy Cruiser||Training Cruiser|
|Aviation Cruiser||Fast Battleship|
|Light Carrier||Standard Carrier|
|Submarine||Aircraft Carrying Submarine|
|Repair Ship||Amphibious Assault Ship|
This excellent aircraft was affectionately called the "Catalina" by its crews. It's highly reliable and has a wide array of uses, from patrols to air-to-sea rescue. Even after the war it still was one of the best aircraft.
- Quest B88 offers this as a choice between two rewards, the other being the Type 2 Seaplane Fighter Kai.
- This equipment can only be equipped on Akitsushima and Kamoi Kai Bo, and cannot be used by other ships including fellow seaplane tenders Chitose and Chiyoda due to different plane capacity.
- It increases "Great Success" for scouting node in 6-3.
- Require a Seaplane Bomber to participate in aerial combat.
- Increase hit rate(?)
- Can be used to attack submarines.
- Cannot be used for artillery spotting unlike other seaplanes.
- Can trigger contact.
- If assigned to an airbase for Land Base Aerial Support, the PBY-5A Catalina will increase the maximum combat range of all aircraft in the airbase.