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blackkite

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Hi! Saunders Valkyrie.

http://www.airwar.ru/enc/flyboat/valkyrie.html

https://books.google.co.jp/books?id=1YMZAwAAQBAJ&pg=PA106&lpg=PA106&dq=Saunders+Valkyrie&source=bl&ots=R6LuogAyAh&sig=dWwyWWrV9iT874Ax9wsdsrB3Y6Y&hl=ja&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiY4bPn4pDXAhUJv7wKHSoFDDEQ6AEIajAM#v=onepage&q=Saunders%20Valkyrie&f=false

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saunders_Valkyrie
"The fin was large and angular, carrying the braced rectangular tailplane with unbalanced elevators above the top of the hull. The fin also carried a large and prominently balanced rudder with a rudder servo surface on outriggers.
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Hi! Kittiwake. No.4 picture's vertical tail stabilizer shape is strange.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saunders_Kittiwake

"Aerodynamically, the most unusual features of the Kittiwake's wings were the interlinked camber changing devices on both the leading and trailing edges of upper and lower wings, intended to increase the speed range of a quite heavily loaded aircraft (wing loading 7.2 lb/ft2). Because these lift-enhancing devices occupied most of the trailing edges, the ailerons were mounted halfway between the wings on the two outboard interplane struts."

http://aviadejavu.ru/Site/Crafts/Craft21371.htm
 

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What is Project in those ?.
 

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Shh, quiet Hesham or you'll getting me moaning again too. ;)
 

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hesham said:
What is Project in those ?.
The Project must be his own enjoyment. Damn the forum's purpose and rules. As he wrote, he knows they exist, but "he enjoys himself".
This is reason enough.

Isn't it?
 

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Hi! Saunderds Seven.

http://aviadejavu.ru/Site/Crafts/Craft30841.htm

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saunders_Severn
"The Saunders Severn was a three-engined biplane flying boat intended for maritime patrol duties. It performed well but was fragile and unreliable. Only one was built."
 

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Hi,

the SARO S.39 and S.39A was here;

https://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,24937.msg252842.html#msg252842
 

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Hi A.21 Windhover.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saro_Windhover
"The Saro A.21 Windhover was a British amphibious aircraft from the period between World War I and World War II, constructed by Saunders-Roe, or Saro. It was originally advertised as the A.19 Thermopylae after the famous clipper ship, being an enlarged version of the Saro Cutty Sark"

"Production aircraft
A.21/1, prototype first flown at Cowes 16 October 1930, registered ZK-ABW for delivery to Dominion Airways of New Zealand. Aircraft sold in September 1931 to Matthews Aviation of Melbourne, Victoria and placed on the Australian register as VH-UPB. Between January 1933 and February 1934 operated a regular Bass Strait passenger service between Melbourne and Launceston, Tasmania via King Island. On 13 May 1936 it was damaged beyond repair when blown ashore at King Island while on a charter with a party of game hunters. The hull was salvaged and ended its days as an instructional airframe in Melbourne during the Second World War before being demolished.
A.21/2, first and only production example, completed July 1931. After modifications (addition of auxiliary winglet over engines to improve air flow and lift), it was sold to Francis Francis as G-ABJP, who onsold it in September to Gibraltar Airways for the Gibraltar-Tangier route. In July 1932, it was sold to The Hon Mrs Victor Bruce and named City of Portsmouth. The undercarriage was temporarily removed, and during August 1932, it was used in three attempts to break the world flight-refuelled endurance record. That was not achieved, and in May 1935, the aircraft was sold to Jersey Airways, being taken out of service in 1938."

Excellent Russian site. :D
http://www.airwar.ru/enc/flyboat/saroa21.html

The people of Gibraltar.
http://gibraltar-intro.blogspot.jp/2015/03/1931-captain-percival-joyrides-round.html
 

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From Aeroplane monthly 2010/10,

here is a Project for a bomber flying boat in 1918,called Great Britain,designed by H. Thomas.
 

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From Aeroplane monthly 2011/2,

here is anther Project of 1917 to Saunders,called TP.2,and designed also by H. Thomas.
 

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