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Hughes H-4 Hercules

In 1942 American millionaire and aviation enthusiast, Howard Hughes, and ship-builder, Henry Kaiser, were jointIy awarded $18 million of US government funding to build a “flying liberty ship”. This was to be a huge flying boat capable of ferrying American soldiers and military equipment across the Atlantic, free from the threat of German U-boats. Kaiser withdrew from the project when it […]

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Boeing 314

The Boeing 314 “Clipper” flying boat was probably the most luxurious passenger aeroplane ever built, This stately giant was created for Pan American, who wanted an aircraft to carry wealthy passengers in comfort and style on transoceanic routes. Boeing married the wings and tailplane of their prototype XB-15 long-range bomber with a massive whale-shaped hull to make a flying boat of breathtaking […]

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Short Sunderland

Few warplanes have been as graceful as the Short Sunderland flyineg boat, nor as consistently effective in performance. Evolved from the same company’s stately Empire flying boats, the Sunderland entered service with RAF Coastal Command in June 1938 as a long-range reconnaissance and antisubmarine patrol aircraft. When war broke out the following year, it became a vital element in Britain’s desperate struggle to keep […]

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Felixstowe F.2A

The Felixstowe F.2A was a first-rate flying boat that gave sterling service to Britain’s Royal Naval Air Service on anti-submarine and maritime patrol missions. It derived from the Curtiss H2 “Large America” flying boats supplied to the Royal Navy in early 1917. These American aeroplanes were excellent flyers, but the hull was structurally weak. Squadron Commander John Porte of the Royal Naval Air […]

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Short Empire Flying Boat

Air travel was never more romantic than in the era of the large flying boats. The magnificent Short S.23s that travelled Britain’s imperial routes in Ihe late 1930s offered their privileged passengers an unforgettable experience. The principal mission, however, of the “Empire” flying boats was the transportation of mail. Il was in order to fulfil the terms of its Empire Air Mail Scheme […]

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Saunders-Roe Princess

The epitome of those large, elegant commercial flying boats that had reigned supreme on intercontinental air routes in the 1930s, the Saunders-Roe Princess had the misfortune to be born into a postwar world whose requirements had changed. Certainly, the aircraft had ample power, with ten Bristol Proteus turboprop engines installed as coupled pairs in each of the four inboard nacelles, and as single […]

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Dornier Rs.II

During World War I German engineer Dr Claude Darnier produced the first of the flying boats that would eventually win him fame. These giant aeroplanes reflected his abiding interest in metal as a material for aircraft construction, as well as his desire to work on a grand scale. The Rs.I, which Dornier built at the Zeppelin-Werke Lindau on Lake Constance in 1915, was […]

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Caproni Ca.60 Transaero

With his Ca.60 Transaero, Italian designer and manufacturer Gianni Caproni produced an over-ambitious monster to set alongside Howard Hughes’s notorious “Spruce Goose”. This weird, ungainly craft was inspired by the dream of aeroplanes replacing ocean liners on the world’s major long-distance passenger routes. An enormous “triple triplane” flying boat, the Ca.60 had no fewer than nine wings, arranged in banks of three. The […]

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Dornier Do X

When the mighty 12-engine Dornier Do X flying boat made its first test flight on 12 July 1929 it was the largest aeroplane in the world. Designed by Claude Dornier to operate on transatlantic routes, this leviathan was built on the Swiss shore of Lake Constance. . The engines were arranged as six tandem pairs on the high, strut-braced, fabric-covered wing. The two-step […]

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Savoia-Marchetti S.55

The Italian Savoia-Marchetti S. 55, a wooden twin-hulled flying boat of somewhat unconventional design, earned worldwide fame through a series of record-breaking long-distance flights. Named after its designer, Alessandro Marchetti, and the Savoia company that built it, the S.55 was initially intended as a torpedo bomber for Italy’s naval air force, the Regia Marina. Its t wo engines were mounted back-to-back on pylons […]