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NC18605 | Boeing 314 Clipper (replica)

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NC18605 | Boeing 314 Clipper (replica)

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  • NC16805 small scale replica seen here in the lobby entrance of the Hotel do Canal in Faial Island, Azores.
    "The Boeing 314 Clipper was a long-range flying boat produced by the Boeing Airplane Company between 1938 and 1941. One of the largest aircraft of the time, it used the massive wing of Boeing’s earlier XB-15 bomber prototype to achieve the range necessary for flights across the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Twelve Clippers were built; nine were brought into service for Pan Am and later transferred to the U.S. military. The remaining three were sold to British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC) by Pan Am and delivered in early 1941." (in Wikipedia)

 

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