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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 76 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 122g
  • Vent
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6135657070
  • 9786135657074