Supermarine Swan
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Supermarine Swan

Shortly after World War I, Supermarine received two Air Ministry contracts, one in 1921 for a five-seat military seaplane and the other in 1922 for a commercial seaplane, the former named Scylla and the latter Swan. The Scylla emerged as a monoplane, but was apparently converted to triplane configuration in 1923, when it carried out taxi trials at Felixstowe. There is no evidence that it ever flew. The Swan was completed as planned in 1924, but as a maritime reconnaissance flying-boat biplane. After completing its flight trials, it was converted to civilian use.

 ENGINE2 x 2 x 450hp Napier Lion IIB engines
    Take-off weight5820 kg12831 lb
    Wingspan20.90 m69 ft 7 in
    Length17.06 m56 ft 12 in
    Height7.95 m26 ft 1 in
    Max. speed175 km/h109 mph
    Ceiling3089 m10150 ft
    Range1400 km870 miles

Cornelius den Hartog, 06.05.2015

Good evening, we are interested to further knowledge about Supermarine, in general, and its Swan, in particular. We intend to open a restaurant, to be named "Swan" in the Netherlands, in Rotterdam, which we would care to furnish with subtle, retro-aero-nautical aspects and elements, inspired by this vessel, and we are eager to investigate somewhat deeper. We would love to use photos, articles, and other paraphernalia and memorabilia, and any other story or anecdote. WE welcome your reactions, and extend our warm welcome. Sincerely, C

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