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The Flying Boat Mothership Was An Attempt To Fly Passengers and Mail Across The Atlantic
The Shorts-Mayo Combination was an attempt to cross the Atlantic with a useful load. A recent article on “Mother Ships” prompted recollection of a much earlier pairing of two aircraft—a Shorts Empire Class flying boat and a smaller Shorts four-engine float plane. In the 1930s, the challenge was to design an airplane that could make […] More