Supermarine S.6B
1931
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Supermarine S.6B

Last of the line of Schneider Trophy racing seaplanes designed by R. J. Mitchell was the Supermarine S6B, two of which were built for the 1931 event. Withdrawal of opposing teams meant that the British merely had to fly over the course to win the Trophy outright, which they did averaging 340mph in S1595 illustrated. The same day, S1596 captured the world's Absolute Speed Record at 379mph.

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Barry, 09.05.2013

Joe this plane is in the Science Museum in South Kensigton. Stewart this plane was deigned by R.J.Mitchell without any help whatsoever from Geoffrey De Havilland, and as Mitchell went on to design the Spitfire one can most certainly see the family line.

JOE REILLY, 27.12.2012

I BELIEVE THIS AIRCRAFT IS IN THE NATIONAL MUSEUM IN LONDON.

Stewart, 03.09.2011

Have not seen - was De Haviland involved in design, Seems to be some Comet racer in this design as well as Spitfire. Hoow far off am I????

beifang, 18.06.2011

INTERESTING AIRPLANES EVER BUILT.
I HAVE BUILT AN ELECTRIC RC FLYING MODEL FROM A KIT THAT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE RUBBERBAND POWERED BY "DUMAS KITS".

, 18.06.2011

I AM A MUCH BETTER BUILDER THAN A PILOT.

Bob, 17.02.2011

I understand that the radiator on the S6B was situated on the sides of the fuselage and was long and thin as seen on the photo. Was a similar radiator employed on others?

JIM HAWKINS, 18.01.2011

I THINK THE SUPERMARINE S6B IS ONE OF THE MOST INTERESTING AIRPLANES EVER BUILT.
I HAVE BUILT AN ELECTRIC RC FLYING MODEL FROM A KIT THAT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE RUBBERBAND POWERED BY "DUMAS KITS".
I HAVE NEVER FLOWN IT BECAUSE I COULD NOT BEAR TO CHANCH CRASHING SUCH A BEAUTIFUL SHIP.I AM A MUCH BETTER BUILDER THAN A PILOT.

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