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Manufacturer: Republic Aviation Corporation, Farmingdale, Long Island, New York, USA.
Model: Republic RC-3 Seabee
Type Certificate No: A-769
Serial Number: 269
Manufacturing Date: 1947-01-??
Engine: Franklin 6A8-215-B8F (215 HP at 2500 RPM) 
Reg. No. Date Remarks
(SE-AXC) 1947-01-?? Manufacturing Date.
1947-01-?? Test flight.
1947-01-15 Weighed at Republic.
1947-02-04 Officially delivered from Republic Aviation Corp. to Hans Osterman AB, Stockholm, Sweden.
1947-02-?? Shipped from New York to Sweden aboard SS "Cabe Cumberland", together with c/n 268 (SE-AXB).
1947-02-07 Sold from Hans Osterman AB to Värmlandsflyg.  Price: SEK 35.000,-.  Final payment made on 1948-07-07.
1947-03-15 Total payment of SEK 44.139,61 made by Osterman to USA for c/n 268 and 269.
1947-04-19 Inspection by Swedish CAA.  Test flight.
SE-AXC 1947-05-13 Temporarily registered on Swedish CAR.
1947-05-22 On landing at Karlstad Airport, the landing gear folded up.  The pilot was under type training and unlocked the landing gear when extended the flaps.  Damage to wing floats, right wing and aileron.
1947-05-23 A/C total time: 40 hrs.
1947-07-16 C of R # 603 and C of A # 694 issued.  Registered owner: Ostermans Aero AB; Stockholm, Sweden.
1947-07-?? AB Värmlandsflyg; Karlstad.
1948-04-19 Not airworthy until 1948-07-15.
1948-05-13 SE-AXC changed with SE-AWR between Värmlandsflyg and Smålandsflyg.
1948-06-17 A/C total time: 150 hrs.
1948-08-03 AB Smålandsflyg; Jönköping.
1949-01-15 Not airworthy until 1949-04-27.
1949-04-27 A/C total time: 246 hrs.
1949-10-27 Not airworthy until 1950-06-08.
1950-06-02 AB Lönnberg & Edlund; Norrköping.
1950-07-02 Pilot Edlund was killed when he was hit in the head by the propeller after slipping.  This tragic accident happened at Östanåbadet, Lake "Grumlan", Vetlanda.
1950-12-08 Not airworthy until 1951-09-13.
1951-09-10 Purchased by Levin Komstedt; Saltsjöbaden.
1951-09-14 A/C total time: 404 hrs.
1951-10-04 Levin Komstedt; Saltsjöbaden.
1952-04-13 Not airworthy until 1954-06-04.
1952-09-09 During take off from Mörby Fjärden, the Seabee hit an object in water.  The take off was continued and the Seabee was landed at Bromma Airport, where damages to the boat hull bottom was found.
1953-08-30 Purchased by R. Köhnke; Malmö.
1953-09-22 R. Köhnke; Malmö.
1954-06-05 A/C total time: 468 hrs.
1954-12-13 Yngve Hermansen, Växjø.
1955-05-28 A/C total time: 489 hrs.
1955-06-20 A/C total time: 648 hrs.
1955-09-20 Purchased by AB Lapplandsflyg; Porjus.
1955-10-06 AB Lapplandsflyg; Porjus.
1956-05-26 A/C total time: 868 hrs.  Crashed on an emergency landing in a swamp 4 km SW of Porjus, after engine stopped due to fuel starvation.  Damages to wing floats and boat hull bottom.  (Possibly 1956-06-30).
1957-06-22 C of A expired.
1961 Undamaged parts from SE-AXC are used to rebuild SE-AXR (c/n 270).  SE-AXR is re-registered on 1962-06-15.
1962-08-08 Cancelled from Swedish CAR.
  Sources: Mr. Benny G. Karlsson/NORARC; Sweden.
SFF "Svenskt civilregister 1; t.o.m. SE-AZZ".
RAC Delivery List.


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