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SE-AXH (Photo: Curt Wallin 1948)

Bromma Airport, Sweden
Photo: © courtesy Curt Wallin


Manufacturer: Republic Aviation Corporation; Farmingdale, Long Island, New York, USA.
Model: RC-3 Seabee
Type Certificate No: A-769
Serial Number: 368
Manufacturing Date: 1947-02-??
Engine: Franklin 6A8-215-B8F (215 HP at 2500 RPM) 
Reg. No. Date Remarks
(SE-AXG) 1947-02-?? Manufacturing Date.
1947-02-05 Weighed at Republic.
1947-02-?? Test flight.
1947-03-14 Export C of A # E14978 issued for export as "SE-AXG".
1947-03-19 Officially delivered from Republic Aviation Corporation to Hans Osterman AB; Stockholm, Sweden.  Listed by Republic as "SE-AXG".  Prior to delivery, registrations SE-AXG and SE-AXH (s/n 399) were transposed by Swedish CAA?
1947-03-?? Shipped from New York to Sweden.
1947-06-07 Inspected by Swedish CAA.
SE-AXH 1947-06-09 Temporarily registered on Swedish CAR.
1947-07-03 During loading at Furuvik, Gävle, a sharp stone penetrated on compartment in the boat hull.
1947-07-16 C of R # 622 and C of A # 716 issued.  Registered owner: Ostermans Aero AB; Stockholm, Sweden.
1948-04-06 Crashed at "Valla gärde", near Årsta, Stockholm.  An axle that connected the propeller pitch pivot arm with the pitch slide failed (probably not locked correctly) and the propeller went into very fine pitch, reducing the propeller thrust so much that the Seabee could not keep speed and altitude.  During emergency landing, pilot Tors Andersson, had to pull up to avoid a power line and the Seabee stalled and hit ground nose first.  Andersson was seriously injured.  Engine kept running for 10 minutes before someone stopped it.  A/C total time at crash was 196 hrs 05 min.
1948-04-16 Cancelled from Swedish CAR.
  Sources: Benny G. Karlsson/NORARC; Sweden.
Paul R. Compton/NORARC; Sweden.
Lars E. Lundin; Sweden.
Curt Wallin; Sweden.
SFF "Svenskt civilregister 1; t.o.m. SE-AZZ".
RAC Delivery List.
Barry Collman.

SE-AXH (Photo: Ostermans Aero AB, via Dan Akerman)

Photo: © Ostemans Aero AB (via Dan Akerman)

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