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Sikorsky S-43 Baby Clipper
Technical Information

The S-43 Baby Clipper was designed by Sikorsky, first flight 1935 as a smaller version of the S-42 Clipper. This aircraft was capable of carrying 18-25 passengers or cargo. Two were purchased by private owners including Harold Vanderbilt and S-43 N440 by Howard Hughes.

OA-8 in U. S. Army Air Force Service
During 1937, five aircraft were acquired by the U.S. Army Air Force (USAAF) designation OA-8 and used as transports.

JRS-1 in Navy and Marine Corps Service
In U. S. Navy (USN) designated JRS-1. During 1937-1939, seventeen were purchased by the Navy with two going to the U. S. Marine Corps (USMC).

A total of 53 were built

Technical Details (S-43)
Crew  Two (pilot, co-pilot)
Engine  2 × Pratt & Whitney R-1690-52 radials, 750 hp (560 kW) each
Wingspan  86'
Length  51' 2" 
Height  17' 8"
Maximum Speed  190 mph
Range  775 miles 
Armament  None

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