Breguet Br.790 Nautilus: Capt. Nemo Abides.

This “Nautilus” was a French -obviously- three-seat coastal patrol flying-boat of the late 1930s. First flown in 19349, only two prototypes were built which showed various defects during their tests. Production orders for 35 and then 75 have been placed, but in the end those technical problems and the start of World War Two condemned this gorgeous machine. Fighters and bombers were more direly needed.

Boldly dihedral wing, stylish “greenhouse” cabin  and a pylon-mounted engine with a pusher prop. Almost perfect, almost.


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