Monday, February 3, 2014

Supermarine S-6 float plane

Henry R.Palmer, This was Air Travel, Bonanza Books 1967

Responding to the 2300 horsepower from its supercharged Rolls Royce V12, the S-6 demonstrates some of the handling issues during a take off for a practise run for the 1931 Schneider Cup. Shortly after the race the plane was being tested for a world record attempt when the pilot capsized the plane during a landing. The Three Kilometer Record

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