Sunday, October 3, 2010

Short Calcutta

Imperial Airways City of Khartoum
(picture probably taken in Egypt, before Dec. 31, 1935)

Library of Congress, Matson Collection

Uploaded by A30yoyo @ Flickr

6 comments:

Bruce Partington-Plans said...

I love these old bi-plane flying boats of the '20s and '30s. I've a model of a Supermarine Stranraer and a picture of a Supermarine Walrus at home, but the Short Calcutta/ Singapore and the Supermarine Southampton are great too!

Pablo J. Álvarez said...

I feel something special about this planes. It was a golden era, with the promise of a future amazing but ...the future is not the same thing it was.

Warren Zoell said...

In my books this is the mother of all flying boats http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Saro_Princess_G-ALUN_Farnborough_1953.jpg

Bruce Partington-Plans said...

Supermarine Walrus - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-2UAXblTUE

Blackburn Perth - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rz1MSHglGP4

Short S.17 Kent - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PmuNQXst6nI

Vickers Viking - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9dsczMnztyA

Sikorsky S-40 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqbTgsE-DuY

Blackburn Iris - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hSm0nq9qbKA

and especially for Warren - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AV1eUeo27tc & http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YhFzket3SM4

Lord K said...

To Warren:
But of course!

Warren Zoell said...

Thanks-It's too bad they were broken up in the 60's, one would think that they would have at least kept one of them around.They should have sold them to Aquila.