Monday, October 24, 2011

Osa's Ark - A strange Plane

Osa's Ark

I was looking through pictures I took to find an interesting picture to start off the blog. I think this fits nicely.

This is a Sikorsky S-38. A quote gleamed from it's Wikipedia Page explains it nicely. 

"The Sikorsky S-38 was an American twin-engined 8-seat amphibious aircraft. It was sometimes called 'The Explorer's Air Yacht' and was Sikorsky's first widely produced amphibious flying boat which in addition to serving successfully for Pan American Airways and the U.S. Army, also had numerous private owners who received notoriety for their exploits."

This particular aircraft (this might actually be a replica, not sure) is the "Osa's Ark", which belonged to Martin an Osa Johnson, two American explorers. There is a whole gallery of original photographs of this plane here.

Interesting indeed.

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