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Saunders Roe SR.45 Princess flying boat being serviced or scrapped (minus propellers). The largest flying boat ever constructed, with ten turboprop engines driving 6 pods of propellers. 3 were ordered & built for BOAC, but only one flew. The age of the flying boat was ending when the first took to the air, in 1952. The order was cancelled and the 3 were scrapped after approaches to the RAF & USAF for their use as transports failed.

Saunders Roe Princess flying boat being serviced or scrapped (minus…

Flying Boat

Pan American Boeing 314 Clipper flying boat over San Francisco, circa 1940

Spain - Air Force Canadair CL-415 (all marks) UD.14-02

Spain - Air Force Canadair (all marks) photo by Ismael Jorda

DC-10 in 30-40 degree bank turn over Washington.

A firefighting tanker plane drops fire retardant on homes threatened by the Taylor Creek Fire outside Cle Elum, Washington, August REUTERS/Robert Sorbo

Saunders-Roe taking off from the water (1947) ”

Saunders-Roe was a prototype flying boat fighter aircraft designed and built by Saunders-Roe in It was tested by the Royal Air Force shortly after World War II.

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Shuttle shuttled

The space shuttle Endeavour,fresh from the mission and mounted atop its modified Boeing 747 carrier aircraft, flies over California's Mojave Desert on a three-day trip back to the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Wednesday Dec. By AP Photo/NASA