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#AA-2114   1/72 scale  Sikorsky S-42  First of the Flying Clippers

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Model Kit Contents (click the image for larger photo)

Model Features

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58 resin parts

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Clear resin canopies, decal

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Span 500 mm

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Length 293 mm

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Unit price: US$168

Shipping charge: US$28

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

Extra decal

US$4.00

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Aircraft History and Specification

In 1931, Igor Sikorsky laid out plans for a new, larger flying boat based on the earlier Sikorsky S-40. At the time Pan Am requested for a flying boat with which to span the Pacific Ocean and open up routes to the Far East. Both the Glenn Martin Company and Sikorsky responsed, the latter's design being the S-42. For the first time the airline's publicists could rightfully declare these machines as luxury airliners. A total of ten S-42s were ordered. Manufactured by the Vought-Sikorsky Aircraft in Connecticut. The prototype first flew on March 1934, and the aircraft quickly demonstrated its impressive abilities. This aircraft broke all existing world records for load, speed, range and altitude. Pan Am used S-42 on Latin America routes, then on Transpacific & Transatlantic routes.

 

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Long-range flying boat

To meet a requirement from Pan Am for a long-range transatlantic flying boat

118ft.2in.

69ft.2in.

21ft.9in.

4x Pratt & Whitney Homet S501G radial engine

190 mph

28~32 passengers

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Model References

The Sikorsky S-42 is suitable to group with the following collection series.

U.S. Navy float-plane during WWII

Boeing XPBB-1 Sea Ranger

Bristol XLRQ-1

Columbia XJL-1

Consolidated PB2Y-5 Coronado

Consolidated PBY-5 Catalina

Convair P4Y-1 Privateer

Convair XP5Y-1 Tradewind

Convair XP6Y-1

Curtiss SC-1 Seahawk

Curtiss SOC-4 Seagull

Curtiss SO3C-1 Seamew

Edo XOSE-1

Grumman J2F-1 Duck

Grumman J3F-1 Goose

Grumman PF-1 (JR2F) Albatross

Grumman UF-1

Martin PBM-5 Mariner

Martin JRM-1 Mars

Martin P4M-1 Mercator

Martin P5M-1 Marlin

Martin M-130 China Clipper

Vought OS2U-1 Kingfishe

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