The First To Carry A
lb. max. gross take-off weight
-900 mile range
The S-40 was slow and had
limited range. It was used for shorter flights to Mexico the Bahamas and
Only three were built,
NC80V, NC81V, NC752V.
Carried a crew of 6. Only 3
were build, all for Pan Am.
Largest commercial aircraft
of the 1920’s.
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American Clipper being Christened
First Lady Mrs. Hoover, christened this flying boat with a bottle of
water from the Caribbean Sea at the Naval Air Station Anacostia in
Washington D.C. The "American Clipper" was the first Pan Am flying boat
to be named a "Clipper" and its inaugural flight was on November 19,
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