Fleetwings F-4 Sea Bird: Timing is Everything.

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One of the prettiest “winged/boated” things of the 1930s. Designed in the middle of that decade by James Reddiq this 3-4 passenger amphibious aircraft was notorious for its bold spot-welded stainless steel construction. Things looked rosy, but its high price and the Depression ended the dream. Only six, the prototype seen here included, were built.

I love this engine configuration.

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