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#AA-2132   1/72 scale  Sikorsky VS-44A / JR2S-1  US largest flying boat at the time


Model Kit Contents (click the image for larger photo)

Model Features


69 resin parts


Clear resin canopies, decal


Span 524 mm


Length 335 mm


Unit price: US$168

Shipping charge: US$32

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

Extra decal



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.










Long-range flying boat

Impressed into military service with the U.S. Navy




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

210 mph

47 passengers


Model References

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

The Sikorsky JRS-1 / VS-44A 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

Sikorsky JR2S-1

Vought OS2U-1 Kingfishe