Sikorsky's first attempt to build an amphibian, the six-seat S-34, flew in 1926. During a test flight, piloted by Capt. Collier and with Igor Sikorsky as observer, it developed engine trouble while flying low over water and sank after forced landing. The two men were rescued and taken ashore by motor boat.
Power plant 2 x 200 h.p. Wright Whirlwind J4
Span 56'0" Length 34'0" Height 10'7" Wing area 396 sq ft
Empty weight 2,900 lb Gross weight 4,500 lb
Max speed 145 mph Range 260 miles Service ceiling 15,000 ft
|Terrence Alleg, 05.02.2013|
Believe it or not my father Lawrence Alleg bent the keel on the plane in the photo which is being launched it was the first one.
|Dave Hammill, 05.04.2008|
What S model amphibian was used in the most recent Howard Hughes film.
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