REPUBLIC RC-3 SEABEE # 491

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SE-AXP Photo: Kjell Nilsson 1969

SE-AXP
Stockholm Airport - Bromma (ESSB), Sweden
17 October 1969
Photo: © courtesy of Kjell Nilsson
Original photo at: www.airliners.net

AIRCRAFT DATA

Manufacturer: Republic Aviation Corporation, Farmingdale, Long Island, New York, USA.
Model: Republic RC-3 Seabee
Type Certificate No: A-769
Serial Number: 491
Manufacturing Date: 1947-03-??
Engine: (1) Franklin 6A8-215-B9F (215 HP at 2500 RPM) # 23513
(2) Franklin 6A8-215-B9F (215 HP at 2500 RPM) # 23722
Remarks:  
 
Reg. No. Date Remarks
(SE-AXP) 1947-03-?? Manufacturing Date.
1947-03-?? Test flight.
1947-03-18 Export C of A # E-14981 issued by US CAA for export to Sweden.
1947-03-19 Officially delivered from Republic Aviation Corporation to Hans Osterman AB; Stockholm, Sweden.
1947-03-?? Shipped from New York to Sweden aboard vessel SS "Hunter Victory", together with c/n 400, 467 and 469.  Total invoice: $ 19.104,28.
1947-04-11 Smith Kirkpatrick & Co Inc, NY/AB Hans Osterman, Stockholm.
(Four cases containing four Republic Seabee Amphibian airplanes.)
1947-05-22 Inspection certificate issued.  Engine: Franklin 6A8-215-B9F # 23513.
1947-05-23 Test flight 20 min.  ( 1 x TO land, 1 x TO water).
SE-AXP 1947-07-16 C of R # 621 and C of A # 715 issued.
Registered owner: Ostermans Aero AB; Stockholm, Sweden.
1947-07-10 Gear down landing on "Södra Björkfjärden", 1 km SW of Rastaborg.  The Seabee flipped over and sank.
1950-05-06 Interim C of A.  Valid until 1950-06-06.
1950-05-13 A/C total time: 90:10.
1950-06-03 C of A # 715 reissued.
1950-11-05 Not airworthy until 1951-05-23.
1951-04-16 A/C total time: 247:15.
1951-11-23 Not airworthy until 1954-06-23.
1954-06-19 Bill of Sale.  Seller: Ostermans Aero AB / Purchaser: Firma Erling Carland & Einar Hörnsjö; Nyköping.

Bill of Sale.  Seller: Ostermans Aero AB / Purchaser: Sjöflyg, Carland & Co; Nyköping.

1954-06-21 A/C total time: 440:20.  Engine: Franklin 6A8-215-B9F # 23722.
1954-07-10 Lake "Tydingesjö" near Broby.  During landing on lake, the Seabee hit a submerged stone.  Damage to bottom hull skin and cracks in tail boom.
1954-09-30 Owner: Sjöflyg, Carnland & Co.; Nyköping.
1955-04-23 A/C total time: 539:20.
1956-04-21 A/C total time: 786:35.
1956-04-28 Not airworthy until 1956-05-04.
1956-05-13 During take off from Lake "Båven", 2 km SE of Sparreholm, near farm "Valsund", the Seabee flew into power lines.  Nose door, windshield beam and left windshield were crushed.  Three power cables broken.
1957-05-04 Not airworthy until 1957-07-25.
1958-05-21 A/C total time: 1104:25.
1958-07-07 Bill of Sale.  Seller: Sjöflyg, Carland & Co; Nyköping. / Purchaser: T B, S-O & M G Granqvist, Kiruna.
1958-07-16 Owners: T B, S-O, M G Granqvist; Kiruna.
1959-02-14 A/C total time: 1155:05.
1959-06-02 A/C total time: 1234:10.
1960-06-01 A/C total time: 1357:10.
1961-06-14 Not airworthy until 1961-07-02.
1963-07-02 Not airworthy until 1963-07-13.
1964-09-30 Not airworthy until 1965-06-12.
1965-02-25 Owner: Firma Fjällflyg; Brödrene Granqvist, Kiruna.
1966-06-30 C of A expired.
1969-09-?? "Innehavare" (owner?); Tord Gustafsson; Skutskär.  Ronny Teinert; Stockholm.  Per Lundqvist; Hägersten.
1969-10-17 SE-AXP observed and photographed at Stockholm Airport Bromma (ESSB) by Kjell Nilsson.
1976-04-05 Cancelled from Swedish CAR as "not airworthy for more than 3 years".
  Sources: SFF "Svenskt civilregister 1; t.o.m. SE-AZZ"
Benny G. Karlsson/NORARC; Sweden
Paul R. Compton/NORARC; Sweden
Kjell Nilsson; Sweden
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