N6678K, F-BEDQ, F-VNAQ
|Manufacturer:||Republic Aviation Corporation; Farmingdale, Long Island, New York, USA.|
|Model:||Republic RC-3 Seabee|
|Type Certificate No:||A-769|
|Engine:||Franklin 6A8-215-B9F (215 HP at 2500 RPM)|
|1947-09-16||Officially delivered from Republic Aviation Corporation to Smith, Kirkpatrick & Co., Inc.; New York, USA, for export to French Indochina. According to Republic Export List date 1948-11-15 the Seabee was exported to Messageries-Fluviales; Cochine, Saigon, French Indochina.|
|1948-??-??||Cancelled from US CAR.|
|F-BEDQ||1948-??-??||Not confirmed that this registration ever was applied.|
|F-VNAQ||1948-02-11||Societe Idochinoise de Transports Aeriens; 5 Quai Le Myre de Vilers, Saigon.|
Van Soai; Caivon, Vietnam.
Tran Van Soai was a Hoa Hao general, who became the commander in chief of the Hoa Hao (Buddhist sect) armed forces, after the assassination of Huynh Phu So by the Viet Minh on 1947-04-01. The French showed their appreciation of Soai's cooperation by promoting him to the rank of general on 1953-01-01. He was a Minister of State from 1954-09-24 to March 1955.
|1960-10-19||Cancelled from French CAR due to "REFORME".|
RAC Seabee Export List.
FAA Aircraft Registry.
Air Britain "Archive" 1981 No. 3/4.