one of my all-time favourite flying boats, yet this is a gallery I thought I would
never see, for two reasons. Firstly, when I
visited Pima County Air Museum this flying boat
was, I thought, just a hull sitting derelict in
the sun at the side of the plot. (See the entry
in the Photo Gallery section for what it looked liked then). I
was not aware that the rest of it was in storage.
Second, having had the surprise of my life when I
saw it mentioned in the April 2001 issue of the
British magazine 'Flypast', I knew I could not get
back to Pima in time to record it before the
Arizona sunshine took its toll on the paintwork.
And doesn't it look magnificent! What a
tribute to the skills of the staff at Pima - and
to the Golden Age of the flying boat - the JRS-1
being the military version of the S-43 - the
'Baby Clipper' of PanAm fame.
all you modelers with the Dekno 1/72 scale resin
kit, Sword injected kit and those with the Execuform 1/72 vac-form,
SEAWINGS is pleased to present a series of
walk-rounds of this fabulous craft taken by
enthusiasts visiting it. Each one shows
slightly different details of her and added
together represent the most comprehensive,
detailed walk-round possible. Enjoy!