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Saunders Roe SR.A1 - In May 1944 the British Air Ministry gave the green light for the production of three prototypes of the world's only jet powered flying boat. By 1947 advances in conventional aircraft design rendered the design obsolete

Saunders Roe SR.A1 - In May 1944 the British Air Ministry gave the green light for the production of three prototypes of the world's only jet powered flying boat. By 1947 advances in conventional aircraft design rendered the design obsolete

1938-1959 Short S.25 Sunderland. Flying Boat Bomber. RAF, RNZAF, RAAF, FN. Engine: 4 x Bristol Pegasus XVIII nine cylinder radial engines (1,065 hp) Armament: 16 x .303 Browning machine guns, 2 x .5 in machine guns. Max speed: 210 mph (336 km/h)

1938-1959 Short S.25 Sunderland. Flying Boat Bomber. RAF, RNZAF, RAAF, FN. Engine: 4 x Bristol Pegasus XVIII nine cylinder radial engines (1,065 hp) Armament: 16 x .303 Browning machine guns, 2 x .5 in machine guns. Max speed: 210 mph (336 km/h)

Martín Mars flying boat. I believe this one is used as a Fire Fighter dropping hundreds of gallons of water on forest fires (saw it on the Smithsonian Channel)

Martín Mars flying boat. I believe this one is used as a Fire Fighter dropping hundreds of gallons of water on forest fires (saw it on the Smithsonian Channel)

Ready for take off: The FlyNano tears across Lake Hepari, in Kirkkonummi, Finland, ready for its maiden flight earlier this month

Ready for take off: The FlyNano tears across Lake Hepari, in Kirkkonummi, Finland, ready for its maiden flight earlier this month