1/144 scale Sikorsky JR2S-1 / VS-44A - US largest flying boat at the time

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#AA-4096   1/144 scale  Sikorsky JR2S-1 / VS-44A  US largest flying boat at the tim

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Model Kit Contents (click the image for larger photo)

Model Features

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110 resin parts +

Clear-resin canopies, Decal

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Span 211 mm

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Length 144 mm

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Unit price: US$88

Shipping charge: US$14

Each model kit contents 1 set of decal. Extra decals can also be ordered.

Extra decal

US$2.00

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Aircraft History and Specification

In December 1939, American Export Airlines hoped to regain the Pam Am Clipper routes. The company contracted with Sikorsky for the design and engineering of a commercial version of the XPBS-1 flying boat. Three aircrafts were produced as Excalibur, Excambian, and Exeter. The first VS-44 made its first flight in January 1942. It was faster and longer full-payload range that Boeing 314. After ithe VS-44 went into operation, it made several new world records. Due to the intervention World War II, three VS-44 were requisitioned for military service with Navy designation JR2S-1, continued flying between New York and Ireland, carrying passengers, freight and materiel. After the war, the two remaining VS-44s continued to fly until the Exeter cashed in 1946 and the Exambian damaged in 1969.

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Long-range flying boat

Impressed into military service with the U.S. Navy

124ft.

79ft.3in.

27ft.7in.

4x Pratt & Whitney R-1830-S1C3G radial engine

210 mph

47 passengers

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Model References

The Sikorsky JR2S-1/VS-44A package contents secret kits of three 1/144 U.S.A.A.F. aircrafts as bonus:

The model kit contents decals able to build the 41881 Civil Excambian or U.S. Navy scheme