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
First flight on March 30,
1934. Purchase price $242,000
The S-42 was used on Latin America
routes, then on Transpacific & Transatlantic routes.
Click on images below for a larger view of Brazilian Clipper
cockpit and harbor