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British seaplane?

Discussion in 'Allied Aviation Of WWII' started by CNOCK, Oct 28, 2019.

  1. CNOCK

    CNOCK Member

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    Hello,

    caption says this is a captured British seaplane, any one has a clue about the type?

    regards,

    Cnock
     

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    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana Staff Member Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

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    30 minutes of searching and I found nothing.

    You have a float plane with two engines and a position at the front for a gunner or observer. I suspect it's a rara avis from a minor country.
     
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    ..doesn't look like fun taking off in that
    ...some one on WW2F should know what it is
    ..where did the picture come from/etc ?
     
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    Well, this was the first airplane to go from North America to Europe.

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  5. Owen

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    It's a German Heinkel He 59.
    Lots of pics of it out there.

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    Ve haff a viener.
     
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    On 29 February 1932 four aviators flew out of Cologne, Germany on a round-the-world flight attempt. The group comprised pilot Hans Bertram, co-pilot Thom, mechanic Adolph Klausmann and cameraman Alexander von Lagorio, and was intended to find potential markets for Germany's aviation industry as well as a goodwill tour visiting German communities along the route. The plane was a Junkers W 33 seaplane (float configuration), registration D-1925, named Atlantis

    In 1932, pilot Hans Bertram and mechanic Adolph Klausmann were rescued while attempting to circumnavigate the world in a Junkers W 33 seaplane. After departing Koepang, Indonesia, they endured a storm in the Timor Sea on 15 May and were forced to land in a remote coastal area of the Kimberley region, North-Western Australia. The stranded men spent almost six weeks severely deprived of food and water and were close to death when they were rescued by a group of local Aboriginal fishermen on 22 June
     
  8. CNOCK

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    Gentlemen,

    thank You for Your replies!

    regards,

    Cnock
     

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