Supermarine Seaplane, S.6.B. S.1595

Made:
1931 in Southampton
maker:
Rolls-Royce Limited

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Supermarine Seaplane, S.6.B. S.1595 (with dummy engine). Winner of the Schneider Trophy, 1931.This aircraft was
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Supermarine Seaplane, S.6.B. S.1595 (with dummy engine). Winner of the Schneider Trophy, 1931.This aircraft was
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Supermarine Seaplane, S.6.B. S.1595 (with dummy engine). Winner of the Schneider Trophy, 1931.This aircraft was
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Cockpit of Supermarine S6B. c 1930s. Black and white photograph, taken in 1959, from the Science Museum Photographic
Science Museum Group Collection
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Supermarine Rolls Royce Seaplane, S.6.B. S.1595 (with dummy engine). Winner of the Schneider Trophy, 1931.

Supermarine Seaplane, S.6.B. S.1595 (with dummy engine). Winner of the Schneider Trophy, 1931.This aircraft was designed by Reginald J Mitchell (1895-1937), the designer of several world-beating seaplanes and the famous Supermarine Spitfire. It was a development of Mitchell's earlier S4 which had won the 1925 Schneider Trophy air race. The S6B was powered by a supercharged Rolls-Royce 1900 hp engine, and represents one of the major technical achievements in British aviation between the two world wars. Not only did the plane win the 1931 Schneider Trophy, but also, two weeks later, became the fastest vehicle on earth, setting an absolute speed record of 407.5 mph.

Details

Category:
Aeronautics
Object Number:
1932-532
type:
seaplanes
credit:
Royal Aircraft Establishment
status:
Permanent collection

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