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Sikorsky S-43/JRS-1 Amphibian (SC) - Ginter Books - GI103CSN

Sikorsky S-43/JRS-1 Amphibian (SC) - Ginter Books - GI103CSN

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Steve Ginter; Naval Fighters 103. The Sikorsky S-43 was a twin-engine amphibious aircraft manufactured in United States during the 1930s by the American firm Sikorsky Aircraft. (53) S-43/JRS-1 "Baby Clippers" were produced (31 civil, 15 Navy, 2 Marine, and 5 USAAC). The book covers all users including civilian and post war users. 10 of the Navy's JRS-1s were at Pearl Harbor on December 7th, all survived the attack and one, BuNo 1063, is undergoing restoration at the Smithsonian today. Two civil S-43s have also survived, one originally owned by Howard Hughes and one at the Pima Air and Space Museum (painted as a Marine JRS-1). Over (200) black & white photos, line drawing, interior and hull cutaway illustration's and specification's; 101 pages.