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SARO A.33

PostPosted: Mon Apr 13, 2009 9:49 pm
by dogsbody
From the February 1994 FlyPast.

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Chris

Re: SARO A.33

PostPosted: Mon Apr 13, 2009 10:09 pm
by JMSmith
is that what you call variable incidences :P

Re: SARO A.33

PostPosted: Tue Jan 05, 2010 9:40 am
by keithwwalker
Jesus, no center pylon, that was just asking for it!

Re: SARO A.33

PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2018 3:12 pm
by WhyMe
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?

Re: SARO A.33

PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2018 11:45 am
by schneiderman
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.

Re: SARO A.33

PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2018 8:05 pm
by longshot
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

Re: SARO A.33

PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2018 10:28 pm
by schneiderman
Development had been so delayed, a whole year behind the Sunderland, it was probably out of the running even before the wing collapse

Re: SARO A.33

PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2019 11:21 pm
by longshot
Oh dear! Image

Re: SARO A.33

PostPosted: Sat May 04, 2019 4:58 am
by dogsbody
Nice addition.


Chris

Re: SARO A.33

PostPosted: Sat May 04, 2019 1:26 pm
by schneiderman
Unless there had been a serious, very serious, error in stress calculation, this may well suggest that the limits of the scaling-up of the monospar principal had been well and truly met. Which I guess comes to the same thing really.