Saunders-Roe Duchess

Saunders-Roe Duchess

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Saunders-Roe Duchess was a British design for a large jet-powered flying boat from Saunders-Roe, based in Cowes on the Isle of Wight. The Duchess was designed to follow the propeller driven Princess. The Duchess would have been a high-wing cantiliver monoplane with conventional tail and a full length planing bottom. It also has retractable stabiliser floats at each wing tip. It would have a pressurised and air-conditioned cabin for 74 passengers in two compartments with a freight hold in the centre. The six de Havilland Ghost turbojets would be mounted inside the wing roots. The company displayed a model of the aircraft at the 1950 Farnborough Air Show. Tasman Empire Airways considered ordering the aircraft for journeys between Australia and New Zealand but the aircraft was cancelled.
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  • Paperback | 76 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 122g
  • Vent
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6135657070
  • 9786135657074