AERONAUTICS: Super Seaplane

TIME has recently (Nov. 17) described the Super Airship being built for the British Air Ministry; now comes a Super Seaplane for the U. S. Navy. A gigantic flying boat is to be used for long-distance scouting in the Pacific. Appropriately enough, it has been ordered from the Boeing Airplane Co. of Seattle, Wash. Fully loaded, the seaplane weighs 24,000 Ib. It has a span of wing of 87 ft. 6 in., a chord or width of 14 ft., a total area in its biplane wings of 2,400 sq. ft. The sturdy 60-ft....

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