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1935 Sikorsky Patrol Flying Boat Design

Tue May 21, 2013 10:46 pm

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.

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RE: 1935 Sikorsky Patrol Flying Boat Design

Wed May 22, 2013 6:18 pm

I recall seeing a conceptual drawing of what Sikorsky proposed. I'd recommend contacting the Igor I. Sikorsky Historical Archives
 
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RE: 1935 Sikorsky Patrol Flying Boat Design

Thu May 23, 2013 12:27 am

Quoting dlednicer (Reply 1):

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

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RE: 1935 Sikorsky Patrol Flying Boat Design

Fri May 24, 2013 10:18 am

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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RE: 1935 Sikorsky Patrol Flying Boat Design

Thu May 30, 2013 8:35 pm

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.

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