The B-314s, better known as the "Clippers" operated a transatlantic service for Pan American Airways. Of the nine 314s, four were requistioned by the Army Transport Command (designated C-98s), three of these being transferred to the Navy (along with two more civil 314s).
For more info and photos of this aircraft, click here for the Flying Clippers website.
Additional information on this aircraft can be found at Wikipedia here.
(updated February 2009)
Type: long range flying boat transport Crew: ?, plus 74 passengers Armament: none Specifications: Length: 106' 0" (32.31 m) Height: 27' 7" (8.41 m) Wingspan: 152' 0" (46.33 m) Wing area: 2867 sq. ft (266.34 sq. m) Empty Weight: 50,268 lb (22,801 kg) Max Weight: 82,500 lb (37,421 kg) max at takeoff Propulsion: No. of Engines: 4 Powerplant: Wright R-2600 Cyclone 14 radial Horsepower: 1600 hp Performance: Range: 3500 miles (5633 km) Cruise Speed: 183 mph ( 295 km/h) Max Speed: 193 mph ( 311 km/h) at 10000 ft Ceiling: 13,400 ft (4085 m)
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