SIKORSKY JRS-1

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  1. Marauderman26

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    #1 Marauderman26, Feb 9, 2013
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    Im looking for picture's of the military variant of Sikorsky's Famous S-43 "Baby Clipper"..the Navy JRS-1 or USAAC OA-8.
    Limited production of 17 for the Navy (with 2 going to the USMC) and just 5 for the USAAC.

    Have found some on the net and auction sites but a rare bird to find pictures of.
     
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    You're from the Smithsonian?
     
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    #3 Marauderman26, Feb 11, 2013
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    Ive been known to be seen there, just very interested in the type.
     
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    I have found this one somewhere on the net.

    Sikorsky JRS 1 (1).jpg
     
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    Well they are in the process of restoring theirs...
     
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    Assembled and on display, no further work at this time.
     
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    VJ-4 out of NAS Miami. Thanks Gastounet, a known but great shot.
     
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    A few color from the net's Historylink101., Pre-war paint.
    14544.jpg 14004.jpg 13492.jpg
     
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    Those are pretty cool.
     
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    Life photos of VJ-1 out of NALF Ford Island.
    8a4ec705e1216028_large.jpg 4561437817_a64fb01749_z.jpg Target-drogue1941b2.jpg Sikorsky JRS-1 NOTE NUMBERS UNDER THE WINGS!.jpg
     
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    Interesting stuff here. THX for sharing. :)
     
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    Aye, what a cool plane :D thanks for the photos ! :D
     
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    Agree! Great pics!
     
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    #14 Marauderman26, Mar 30, 2013
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    VJ-1 aboard CV-5 USS Yorktown, NAS North Island June 1940. The Smithsonians example BuNo #1063 (sole surviving) is amidships, 4th JRS-1 from the bow.
    CV-5 1940 NAS North Island.jpg
    San Diego Air and Space Museum Archive
    CV-5_Yorktown.jpg
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    JRS-1 #1063 in front of Hanger #37 (current Pacific Aviation Museum) Ford Island after the Dec. 7, 1941 attack.
    jrs-1 HGR 37.jpg
    San Diego Air and Space Museum Archive
    BB-39 USS Arizona burning, JRS-1 #1063 can be seen in the lower left, Hanger #37.
    battle_pearl23.jpg
    Time/ Life Archive
     

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