REPUBLIC RC-3 SEABEE # 973

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AIRCRAFT DATA

Manufacturer: Republic Aviation Corporation; Farmingdale, Long Island, New York, USA.
Model: Republic RC-3 Seabee
Type Certificate No: A-769
Serial Number: 973
Manufacturing Date: 1947-05-??
Engine: Franklin 6A8-215-B9F (215 HP at 2500 RPM)
Remarks:  
 
Reg. No. Date Remarks
(N6690K) 1947-05-?? Manufacturing Date.
1947-05-?? Test flight.
1947-10-24 Officially delivered from Republic Aviation Corporation to Hindustan Airways Co., Ltd.; Calcutta, India.
   
VT-CST 1947-??-?? Registered on Indian CAR.
1958-04-01 Gold Coast Pvt. Ltd.; Australia.
1959-??-?? Imported to Australia by Gold Coast Holdings; Sydney, together with s/n 972 (VT-CSU). 
1960-09-22 Destroyed in a hangar fire at Bankstown before registered on Australian CAR (VH-).
  Sources: RAC Seabee Delivery List.
RAC Seabee Export List 1948-11-15.
Air Britain "Archive" 1981 No. 3/4.
http://antonakis.co.uk/registers/India.txt 
http://www.edcoatescollection.com/ac1/austb/VH-BBJ.html 

 

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