Aviation Photo #1572189: Saunders-Roe SR-45 Princess - Untitled (Saunders-Roe)


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  • R.A.Scholefield
    Untitled (Saunders-Roe)
    Saunders-Roe SR-45 Princess
    Saunders-Roe SR-45 Princess
    Saunders-Roe SR-45 Princess
    SR901
    G-ALUN
    Farnborough
    England
    United Kingdom
    September 13, 1953
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The sole Princess to fly makes a low flypast at the 1953 Farnborough SBAC air show. The 219 ft wingspan aircraft was powered by 10 Bristol Proteus turboprops, the inner eight being coupled in pairs.
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Comments (27)

Anonymous
6 years ago
Great shot, never even seen a pic of one before!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Can you imagine this one in a low flight?
Anonymous
6 years ago
What a design.....
Anonymous
6 years ago
Outrageous aircraft.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Great historic shot. That they didn't preserve one of these beauties, especially given the British penchant for aircraft preservation, is truly unforgivable... along with the Barbazon's.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Thnx for posting. Never took a good look at this one. Hopefully everybody learned a lot in the development process..
Anonymous
6 years ago
Wow these were the glory days of aviation! I'm sure a small part of all of us would like to go back in time and get on a few of these flights to see how things were really done in the past. No more seat back IFE converations, - this is how aviation was meant to be and when oceanic aviators were the astronauts of their time.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Wow, kind of like a mini version of a spruce goose! For 1953 though at the beginning of the jet age (and war surplus) I now believe I have the answer of why only 3 prototypes were developed. Really sad we don't have more examples of this type in museums...
Anonymous
6 years ago
Wow, you are in my dreams darling... I see you landing in the Hudson after a long flight from the UK.
Anonymous
6 years ago
What a great time period, aircraft appeared to be more artistic in design and less emphasis was given into getting every inch out of range and payload. those were the times...
Anonymous
6 years ago
Just like a mini spruce goose. I never knew this type of AC ever existed. Only 1 ever airworthy. I'm very excited now I get to search and read up on this wonderful gem- flying boats were the best!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Great historical document! Makes me think of a "whaleprop"!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Before the A380, you have this thing.
So, while the A380 is the whalejet, this thing is the Whaleprop.
And, this one was 60 years ahead of the Whalejet, lol
Anonymous
6 years ago
From Mexico:
A special touch of deeply human proud could shine in the souls and lives of passengers and crew when they were in flight.
Anonymous
6 years ago
What a piece of aviation history. I remember a cartoon in Flying Review at that time which was a drawing of the Princess over Farnborough captioned "normally, the Princess would not be able to land, however this year...." This due to the unusually heavy rain during airshow week.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Geez! It's a flying building!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Beautiful hull design.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Not the daintiest of princesses.. Queen mum might have been more suitable:) Fantastic though, sad there isn't one left.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Interestingly, it has 10 engines. The 4 inner nacelles house 2 engines each, driving contra-rotating props, whereas the outer nacelles contain 1 engine driving a single propeller.
Anonymous
5 years ago
A flying cruise ship!!!
Anonymous
5 years ago
This excellent photo shows off the beautiful lines of the Saunders-Roe SR-45 Princess very well. What a classic!
Anonymous
4 years ago
Interestingly, before it was called "Princess" it was called "The Titanic".
Anonymous
4 years ago
That is a cool plane it looks like a flying cruiz ship. Love it!
Anonymous
3 years ago
Not rated one star,missunderstood the system @least 4 star.
Anonymous
3 years ago
Superb shot of a great plane
Anonymous
2 years ago
I'd love to see this in color. I see a nice light/dark blue mix...Very regal 8) Amazing!
Anonymous
1 year ago
At first glance I swore it was a fake but then reading more I was amazed. The year it flew and all fit perfectly with the times and trends, it looks like a perfect plane for a Buck Rogers episode! Great plane!