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1935 Sikorsky Patrol Flying Boat Design  
User currently offlineptrjong From Netherlands, joined Mar 2005, 3906 posts, RR: 19
Posted (1 year 2 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 3730 times:

This is a long shot, but maybe we have a Sikorsky historian in the house.

In early 1935 Sikorsky asked for information about the Dutch Navy's requirement for a new patrol flying boat for the Netherlands East Indies, which led to the Dornier Do 24, The requirement called for a 180 knots top speed, three or four engines for a total of 2000-2500 hp, and a normal take-off weight of about 10 tonnes. Supposedly Sikorsky did submit a proposal, likely something in between the S-42 and S-43, but I'd like to know more.

Thanks,

Peter 


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User currently offlinedlednicer From United States of America, joined May 2005, 542 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (1 year 2 months 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 3525 times:
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I recall seeing a conceptual drawing of what Sikorsky proposed. I'd recommend contacting the Igor I. Sikorsky Historical Archives

User currently offlineptrjong From Netherlands, joined Mar 2005, 3906 posts, RR: 19
Reply 2, posted (1 year 2 months 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 3446 times:

Quoting dlednicer (Reply 1):

Wow, that is promising, David. I'll contact them. Thank you very much.

Take care

Peter 



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User currently offlineptrjong From Netherlands, joined Mar 2005, 3906 posts, RR: 19
Reply 3, posted (1 year 2 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 3213 times:

IISHA have already responded, but they aren't aware of such a design, or of any contact with the Dutch.

Did Sikorsky participate in the US Navy contest that led to the Consolidated P3Y/PBY and Douglas P3D at all? If they did, maybe the same design was proposed to the Dutch, even if it was a twin.



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User currently offlineptrjong From Netherlands, joined Mar 2005, 3906 posts, RR: 19
Reply 4, posted (1 year 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2888 times:

Quoting dlednicer (Reply 1):

IISHA isn't aware of such a design, David. I wonder what you saw.

I did find out that a Dutch Navy pilot flew the prototype of the Sikorsky S-43 in late 1935.

Peter 



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