Dining Room of Boeing Clipper

Dining Room of Boeing Clipper

Pan Am Clipper flying boats were the first true intercontinental passenger airplanes; they crossed the Atlantic and Pacific and circled Latin America in the 1930′s and 1940′s.

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Air France began operating six Breguet 393T biplanes between Toulouse and Casablanca in 1934, on the first leg of the Air France service to South America.

Passengers:  10
Pilots:  2
Max. speed    249 km/h
Cruise speed    235 km/h
Wingspan    20.60 m
Length    14.76 m
Range    975 km
Take-off weight: 6,000 kg
Engines: 3 x Gnome-Rhone 7Kd Titan Major radial, 261kW

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Pan Am's China Clipper

Perhaps the most famous flying boat of all time, Pan American’s China Clipper was one of three Martin M-130′s operated by Pan Am.  It made the first scheduled air mail flight across the Pacific in November, 1935.

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