Century 'Sea Devil'

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Century 'Sea Devil'

Postby AquilaAudax » Sat Jan 09, 2016 9:41 am

Hello Seawings

I have seen an article in the EAA Vintage Airplane magazine (12 Dec 1994), and a brief entry in Popular Mechanics (date unknown), about an amphibian flying boat (aka the 'Sea Devil'), under construction by the Century Aircraft Corp in Chicago circa early 1930's . There is also a very brief entry on the Aerofiles website.

If anyone has any extra information about the aircraft's history, no matter how small, it would be greatly appreciated.

Cheers, Ray
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Re: Century 'Sea Devil'

Postby geoffreybe » Sun Jan 10, 2016 10:27 am

Maybe this book could be of some help (but unfortunately, I don't have it) :
https://books.google.be/books?id=AtqOSx ... ft&f=false
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Re: Century 'Sea Devil'

Postby AquilaAudax » Mon Jan 11, 2016 8:23 am

Hello geofferybe

Thank you for the link to the book. I was aware of it but unfortunately do not have a copy. It looks to be an excellent reference source, judging by the online extract.

Having said that, the first chapter - Early Era:1912-1928 - makes no mention of the Batson Aero Yacht, which appeared (but did not fly) in 1913. The fact that it was a DNF may have been a reason for its exclusion ?

Cheers, Ray
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