Grumman G-73 Mallard , Sikorsky VS-44A , Sikorsky S-39

Sikorsky VS-44A Exeter NC-41882 Salvage Recovery and Restoration

Each Aircraft

Photos Sikorsky VS-44A , Grumman G-73 Mallard , Sikorsky S-39

More Photos ... Sikorsky VS-44A , Grumman G-73 Mallard , Sikorsky S-39

Sikorsky VS-44A Exeter NC-41882 & What's New

Grumman Goose , Catalina Island , 1984

Grumman Goose Photos

Martin Mars : Guam Mars and Okinawa Mars , JRM-1 / JRM-2 - The Unfinished Ships

Links - References


Interesting reading / viewing:

Grumman G-73 Mallard:

American Aviation Historical Society Journal: Fall 1975, The Grumman Mallard Story, Matthew Edward Rodina, Jr.

DVD - Pioneer Special Interest :  A Flight To Dreams, Seaplanes, G-73T Turbo Mallard

DVD  - Just Planes Videos :  Chalk's Ocean Airways, Grumman Mallard 

Grumman Mallard The Enduring Classic, Fred W. Hotson, Matthew E. Rodina Jr., 2006.

Sikorsky S-39:

American Aviation Historical Society Journal: Spring 1962, The Sikorsky S-39, " A very good airplane at a very bad time...", Mitch Mayborn. 

Sikorsky VS-44A:

Air Classics: March 1973, Twilight For The Sikorsky Giants, Marijane Nelson.

American Aviation Historical Society Journal: Winter 1975, The Excalibur, Peter Berry. 

Propliner No.19, Autumn 1983.

Sikorsky VS-44 Flying Boat, Classic Aircraft in Profile 1, Harry E. Pember, 1998. 

DVD video: The Queen of the Sky, The Story of the Sikorsky VS-44A Flying Boats. 2001.

The Knights of Avalon, Seaplanes of Catalina Island, David L. Johnston. 2004. 


Photo credits: Vought-Sikorsky Aircraft, Archive United Technologies Corporation, Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corp.,  Guido E. Buhlmann, R. W. Whelan, Gene Smith, Dustin M. Clesi, Senior Editor's collection.


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Favorite Sites
New England Air Museum

Has Sikorsky VS-44A NC-41881  c/n 4403  Excambian, and  Sikorsky S-39 B, NC-803W, c/n 904 on static display.   

Dick Jackson's Sikorsky S-39 site

Dick Jackson and Sikorsky S-39, NC-50V, c/n 912, 40 years 40,000 hours. Incredible ! 

Goose Central

Outstanding Grumman Goose Site by Eddy Haynes.