Saunders-Roe SR.A/1 ‘Squirt’. More information in the book X Planes Of Europe at : http://www.amazon.com/dp/190210921X/?ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_3D61pb0XF5WWQ%2F

Saunders-Roe SR.A/1 ‘Squirt’. More information in the book X Planes Of Europe at : http://www.amazon.com/dp/190210921X/?ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_3D61pb0XF5WWQ%2F

Saunders Roe SR.45 Princess flying boat being serviced or scrapped (minus propellers). The largest flying boat ever constructed, with ten turboprop engines driving 6 pods of propellers. 3 were ordered & built for BOAC, but only one flew. The age of the flying boat was ending when the first took to the air, in 1952. The order was cancelled and the 3 were scrapped after approaches to the RAF & USAF for their use as transports failed.

Saunders Roe SR.45 Princess flying boat being serviced or scrapped (minus propellers). The largest flying boat ever constructed, with ten turboprop engines driving 6 pods of propellers. 3 were ordered & built for BOAC, but only one flew. The age of the flying boat was ending when the first took to the air, in 1952. The order was cancelled and the 3 were scrapped after approaches to the RAF & USAF for their use as transports failed.

Saunders Roe seaplane. A flying boat. Only three were made.

Saunders Roe seaplane. A flying boat. Only three were made.

Saunders-Roe SR.53 (1957) was a British prototype interceptor aircraft of mixed jet and rocket propulsion developed for the Royal Air Force by Saunders-Roe in the early 1950s.[2] Although its performance was promising, the need for such an aircraft was soon overtaken by surface-to-air missile development and the project was cancelled after 56 test flights.

Saunders-Roe SR.53 (1957) was a British prototype interceptor aircraft of mixed jet and rocket propulsion developed for the Royal Air Force by Saunders-Roe in the early 1950s.[2] Although its performance was promising, the need for such an aircraft was soon overtaken by surface-to-air missile development and the project was cancelled after 56 test flights.

Saunders Roe SR53. Although the aircraft were sometimes armed with 2 De Havilland Firestreak Missiles. It was never intended it as the production aircraft.

Saunders Roe SR53. Although the aircraft were sometimes armed with 2 De Havilland Firestreak Missiles. It was never intended it as the production aircraft.

Saunders-Roe SR.53 - Interceptor aircraft. First flight on 16 May 1957

Saunders-Roe SR.53 - Interceptor aircraft. First flight on 16 May 1957

Saunders Roe Flying Boats: SR.A/1 Jet powered flying boat, often called the squirt. This aircraft had the first Martin Baker ejector seat. It was claimed to be too slow and was canceled, but Tommy Atkins, a chase plane pilot on the project, said it was much faster than it appeared and left him standing in his Meteor.

Saunders Roe Flying Boats: SR.A/1 Jet powered flying boat, often called the squirt. This aircraft had the first Martin Baker ejector seat. It was claimed to be too slow and was canceled, but Tommy Atkins, a chase plane pilot on the project, said it was much faster than it appeared and left him standing in his Meteor.


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