SARO A.33

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SARO A.33

Postby dogsbody » Mon Apr 13, 2009 9:49 pm

From the February 1994 FlyPast.

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Re: SARO A.33

Postby JMSmith » Mon Apr 13, 2009 10:09 pm

is that what you call variable incidences :P
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Re: SARO A.33

Postby keithwwalker » Tue Jan 05, 2010 9:40 am

Jesus, no center pylon, that was just asking for it!
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Re: SARO A.33

Postby WhyMe » Thu Aug 16, 2018 3:12 pm

If this flying boat received an individual model name, what could it be?

Would it be named after a place that starts with "L" (like London or Lerwick) or with "S" (like Sunderland or Shetland)? Or perhaps something else entirely? Any thoughts?
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Re: SARO A.33

Postby schneiderman » Sat Aug 18, 2018 11:45 am

It did not necessarily have to start with either letter. Also the 'rule' that flying boats had to be named after British coastal towns, rivers, estuaries etc had become more relaxed and companies could submit other names for approval. Hence Rangoon, Iris, Valkyrie, Sarafand and Sydney.
If it had not proven to be structurally weak maybe the A.33 would have been named Lerwick and with a substantial production contract for that aircraft confirmed the actual Lerwick would never have been designed and built.
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Re: SARO A.33

Postby longshot » Mon Aug 20, 2018 8:05 pm

Surprising that Saro were allowed to give up without trying a fix on the wing attachments, but I suppose the Sunderland appeared a better bet by then
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Re: SARO A.33

Postby schneiderman » Mon Aug 20, 2018 10:28 pm

Development had been so delayed, a whole year behind the Sunderland, it was probably out of the running even before the wing collapse
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