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CS-AHB Photo: courtesy Paulo Noia Pereira via José Vilhena

Portugal 1947
Photo: © courtesy Paulo Noia Pereira via José Vilhena ( )


Manufacturer: Republic Aviation Corporation; Farmingdale, Long Island, New York, USA.
Model: Republic RC-3 Seabee
Type Certificate No: A-769
Serial Number: 723
Manufacturing Date: 1947-04-??
Engine: Franklin 6A8-215-B9F (215 HP at 2500 RPM)
Reg. No. Date Remarks
(F-????) 1947-04-?? Manufacturing Date.
1947-04-?? Test flight.
1947-04-29 Officially delivered from Republic Aviation Corporation to Seabee export distributor Smith, Kirkpatrick & Co.; New York, for export to France.
1947-05-19 Reassigned at Republic Aviation Corporation to Sociedade Portuguesa de Propulsão, Ltd.; Lisboa, Portugal.  
1947-??-?? Shipped from New York to Portugal.
CS-AHB 1947-10-14 Registered on Portuguese CAR.  'Certificado de Matrícula' No: 125 issued to;
Sociedade Portuguesa de Propulsão, Ltd.; Rua de Conceição n° 85-2°dt°, Lisboa, Portugal.
1949-11-14 Swedish registration SE-AXZ reserved.
1950-03-20   Cancelled from Portuguese CAR for export to Sweden. (Benny Karlsson 1950-03-23).
1951-06-12 Inspected by Swedish CAA.
SE-BXD 1951-06-22 C of R # 859 and C of A # 969 issued.
Registered owner: Ostermans Aero AB; Stockholm, Sweden.
1952-05-05 Cancelled from Swedish CAR as sold to Japanese Aeronautics Agency, Tokyo, Japan.  Sales agent Gadelius & Co. AB; Stockholm.
JA3010 1952-??-?? Imported to Japan by Chubu Nihon Shimbun. Named "Hiryu" (Flying Dragon) by the owners.
1953-02-23 Crashed at airfield in Nagoya, after getting engine trouble.
  Sources: Benny G. Karlsson/NORARC; Sweden.
Paul R. Compton/NORARC; Sweden.
Paulo Noia Pereira via José Vilhena ( )
SFF "Svenskt civilregister 2; SE-BAA t.o.m. SE-BZZ".
RAC Delivery List.

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