Transport: Baby Clipper

Still pink with pride over his giant Pan American Clipper (S-42), which lately flew the Pacific to Honolulu, Inventor Igor Ivan Sikorsky last week stood on the shore of Long Island Sound at Bridgeport, Conn, and beamed at his newest creation, a baby sister of the Clipper, known as S-43. Supposedly the world's fastest (200 m.p.h.) amphibian, the new Sikorsky weighs 19.000 Ib. loaded, seats 25.

As Test Pilot Boris Sergievsky opened the throttles for the initial flight, the ship surged forward under the drive of its two 750-h.p. Hornet engines. Suddenly...

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