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 Flying Boats: 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.

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 Princess flying boat being serviced or scrapped (minus…

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

Saunders Roe flying boat - I remember sailing back from Cape Town in 1956 in a Union Castle ship and passing Calshot Spit in Southampton Water. There were 2 of these huge aircraft drawn up on the beach there.

Saunders-Roe SR./A.1 was a prototype flying boat fighter aircraft designed and built by Saunders-Roe in 1947. It was tested by the Royal Air Force shortly after World War II.

Saunders-Roe was a prototype flying boat fighter aircraft designed and built by Saunders-Roe in It was tested by the Royal Air Force shortly after World War II.

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.

The Saunders-Roe was one of the innovative designs cancelled in the wake of the 1957 Defence White Paper.

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 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

Climb to 2 mins. One Viper engine 1640 thrust. One Spectre rocket 8000 thrust. Not produced due SAMs

Saunders-Roe SR.53 Cyclone

Saunders- Roe mixed rocket and jet powered. First flight 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: 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.

RAF CALSHOT - Saro Cloud K2895

RAF CALSHOT - Saro Cloud K2895

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