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-32 seats
-150 mph
-38,000 lb. max. gross take-off weight
-1200 mile range

This plane broke all of the existing world records for speed, range, load & altitude.

Had many refinements including: flush riveting, large wing flaps, propeller brakes & automatic carburetors.

First flight on March 30, 1934. Purchase price $242,000

The S-42 was used on Latin America routes, then on Transpacific & Transatlantic routes.

Sikorsky S-42
Sikorsky S-42

Click on images below for a larger view of Brazilian Clipper

cockpit and harbor

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