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Sikorsky S-42 Pan Am Model
Sikorsky S-42 Pan Am
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Quick Statistics: Body Length - 9.80 in.[24.90 cm.] • Span - 17.00 in.[43.20 cm.] • Height - 2.50 in.[6.40 cm.]
Scale - 1:83
Era: 1930's • Company: Sikorsky
Related Link: Sikorsky Archive Website
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Model Specific Information

Driven from Russia by the Russian Revolution of 1917, Igor Sikorsky always dreamed of building giant aircraft. His partnership with Juan Trippe and Pan American would give him that opportunity. After the overwhelming success of Sikorsky�s S-38, Juan Trippe wanted a plane with greater range, better performance and a greater payload capacity. Sikorsky�s opportunity came and the result was the S-40.. .

The first S-40 delivered to Pan Am on October 10, 1931. It was flown to the Anacostia Naval Air Station at Washington D.C. to be christened by Mrs. Herbert Hoover the American Clipper. After Mrs. Hoover smashed a bottle of water from the Caribbean on the nose of the plane, Trippe called it a �flagship,� and �the first American example of the great airliner of tomorrow that will speed trade and good will among nations.� The Clipper designation was born. .

The Clipper name was the brain child of Trippe himself. Trippe felt the flying boats shared a close relationship with the ships of the nineteenth century. Many of the same problems of buoyancy, equilibrium and streamlining that had faced the marine architects of the century before had to be solved on the drawing boards of the designers at Sikorsky and Pan Am as well. .

Flying Clippers became one of the most famous names in aviation history. Many of the flight paths of these magnificent flying boats were based on navigational clues that originated in the old Clipper sailing ship logbooks. And the Flying Clipper pilots had to keep the same keen �weather eye� that enabled the salty captains of the Clipper Ship era to sail their way to a living legend. Even after the age of the flying boats had ended, Pan Am continued to name their land based planes Clippers. .

It was during the inaugural flight of the S-40 on November 19, 1931 that Igor Sikorsky and Charles Lindbergh began discussing an improved and larger aircraft. In the ship�s lounge they began making preliminary sketches on the back of a menu. With Juan Trippe�s eyes now set on the oceans, the new plane called for an increased lifting capacity that would permit carrying fuel for a 2500 mile nonstop flight against a 30 mile-an-hour wind, at a cruising speed far in excess of the average operating speed of any flying boat at that time. Juan Trippe�s challenge was also answered by Glen Martin but Sikorsky�s S-42 was to be delivered first as Martin�s plane was still almost a year away from completion. .

The Sikorsky S-42 is regarded as the first truely American seaplane and was described as the �most beautiful aircraft of its time.� .


General Product Information

Our Sikorsky S-42 Pan Am Model scale model aircraft exhibits unique, unrivaled quality and detailed design to come as close as possible to the accuracy of the actual plane. It comes standard with a robust , durable base or stand which is available in a variety of different finishes designed to match your own personal requirements including solid wood, wood with polished chrome steel supports or adjustable wood wall mount and will be ready within about 10-12 weeks from placement of order.

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