In 1935 Sikorsky produced a 15 passenger flying boat called the S-43, which soon went into service with a number of civilian airlines. The U.S. Navy/Marines acquired 17 of these flying boats under the designation JRS-1, and the USAAC acquired 6 examples (most under the designation Y1OA-8). All of the Army, Navy, and Marine aircraft remained in service throughout World War II.
Additional information on this aircraft
can be found at Wikipedia
(updated February 2009)
Type: utility transport amphibian flying boat Crew: 3-4, with 15 passengers Armament: none Specifications: Length: 51' 2" (15.60 m) Height: 17' 8" (5.38 m) Wingspan: 86' 0" (26.21 m) Wing area: 780.6 sq. ft (72.52 sq. m) Empty Weight: 12,750 lb (5783 kg) Max Weight: 19,096 lb (8662 kg) max at takeoff Propulsion: No. of Engines: 2 Powerplant: Pratt & Whitney R-1690-52 Hornet radial Horsepower: 750 hp each Performance: Range: 775 miles (1247 km) Cruise Speed: 166 mph ( 267 km/h) at 7000 ft Max Speed: 190 mph ( 306 km/h) at 7000 ft Ceiling: 20,700 ft (6310 m)
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