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Sikorsky S-43 - bomber/recconaisance project

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In Spanish magazine "Revista de Aeronautica" May 1936 I found curious article, describing military version (bomber and partol) of Sikorsky S-43 "Baby Clipper" amphibian.
Article contains two drawings, demonstrating internal arrangement and defensive angles of armament, and consice description of aircraft features and charcteristics.
No sources mentioned - but I' don't read Spanish...
I'm aware, that there were S-43 versions for US Army Air Corps, Navy and Marines. But that aircraft doesn't have any armament, as far as I knew, used only for transportations.

For me, this project remind famous Consolidated PBY, by MG' arrangement and overall layout.
Did someone knew more about this project?
 

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Hi, tallguy!
So, William Green reports a version ordered by NEI for 48 planes
Thanks for reply!
Am I right, that NEI is Netherland's East India?
I so, Dornier Do-24 have been purchased for the partol/recconnaisance/bombing role.
In 1936, IMHO, Netherlands military budget has been too small for ordering such advanced (and still unbuilt) aircraft, like S-43 amphibian.
 

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Hi, tallguy!
So, William Green reports a version ordered by NEI for 48 planes
Thanks for reply!
Am I right, that NEI is Netherland's East India?
I so, Dornier Do-24 have been purchased for the partol/recconnaisance/bombing role.
In 1936, IMHO, Netherlands military budget has been too small for ordering such advanced (and still unbuilt) aircraft, like S-43 amphibian.
Yes, Neth East Indies. 1936? Probably more like 1940, after Do 24 supply was cut off.
 

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Yes, Neth East Indies. 1936? Probably more like 1940, after Do 24 supply was cut off.

Thanks for clarification. I guess, what's the source of Spanish magazine' article? Even if any country showed their intention for such aircraft, haven't them hide their plans?
Perhaps, book from Ginter about S-43 could give us a clue?

I would admit, that Sikorsky company produced very little number of types and examples of armed aircraft, up to 1945.
Unusual cooperation with Consolidated (Guardian bomber) and XPBS-1 - comes to my mind.
 

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