World's Largest Seaplane 1930

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    Full title reads: "Rochester. World's Largest Seaplane. The Short 'Valetta' with 3 Bristol Jupiter engines, which can also be easily converted to a landplane, successfully tried out."

    Rochester, Kent.

    Shots of the seaplane floating on water. People are climbing from a small boat into the seaplane.

    The planes engines are started up and it begins to move across the water.

    Shots of the seaplane as it gains speed. The seaplane takes off.

    Shots of the plane flying past.

    N.B. Good voiceover explains the difference between seaplanes and Flying Boats.

    N.B. This item is stored in 1930's Extras Can 5 not in the Newsreel.

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    01:38:52:00 / 01:40:44:00
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  • The plane shown is a Short S-11 Valetta, Registration Number G-AAJY.

    It was the sole example of this type of plane ever built.

    jamied 18th Apr 2012

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