By E. R. Johnson
This paintings is a entire, seriously illustrated background of the various flying boats and amphibious airplane designed and inbuilt the USA. it truly is divided into 3 chronological sections: the early period (1912-1928), the golden period (1928-1945), and the post-war period (1945-present), with old overviews of every interval. inside of every one part, person plane varieties are indexed in alphabetical order through producer or builder, with old heritage, technical standards, drawings, and a number of pictures. Appendices disguise lesser identified flying boat and amphibian kinds in addition to numerous layout thoughts that by no means accomplished the flying level.
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Range (not reported). Weights: not reported. Dimensions: span 45 ft. , length 30 ft. , w ing area (not reported). After making a start in flying boats with the small Duckling in 1918 (see Appendix A, page 310), Loening began work on a considerably more complex design known as the Flying Yacht, which, when it flew in 1921, became the second monoplane flying boat to fly (after the Curtiss model M of 1913, see Appendix A, page 321). The design incorporated a wing planform similar to that used on Loening’s M series o f Navy land and floatplanes.
It remained in Navy service until 1926. twenty-five were reportedly assembled at various naval stations from spare parts available. To boost arm am ent payload, the HS-2L appeared in mid-1918 with an eleven foot one inch increase in wingspan and an additional bay o f struts, and all pending HS production was thereafter bought up to the 2L standard. The final version, the HS-3L featuring an improved hull design, did not fly until 1919, and only five had been completed by Curtiss and two by NAF when all HS production ceased.
The company was acquired by Detroit Aircraft Co. in 1930. Eastman E-2 Sea Rover/Sea Pirate (1928) TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS (E-2) Type: 2 to 3-place civil transport. Total produced: 18 Powerplant: one 120-hp Warner Scarab 7-cylinder air-cooled radial engine driving a two-bladed metal fixedpitch propeller. Performance: max. speed 110 mph, cruise 90 mph; ceiling (not reported); range 360 mi. Weights: not reported; useful load listed as 980 lbs. Dimensions: span (upper) 36 ft. , length 26 ft. , wing area (not reported).
American Flying Boats and Amphibious Aircraft: An Illustrated History by E. R. Johnson