Sikorsky S-43 Baby Clipper (JRS-1)

Amphibious Utility Aircraft

Sikorsky S-43 Baby Clipper NC16934 2-MJ-4 displayed as USMC JRS-1 1061 at Pima © Karsten Palt
Photo ©: Karsten Palt
The Sikorsky S-43 is a twin-engined amphibious airliner for up to 18 passengers and military utility aircraft produced by the US-American manufacturer Sikorsky Aviation Division of United Aircraft Corporation, today Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation. The S-43 was designated JRS-1 by the US Navy and OA-8 by the US Army Air Corps.
The Sikorsky S-43 is a smaller development of the four-engine Sikorsky S-42 Clipper.
Crew2
Passengers15-18
Propulsion2 Radial Engines
Engine ModelPratt & Whitney R-1690-52 Hornet
Engine Power (each)559 kW750 hp
Speed306 km/h165 kts
  190 mph
Service Ceiling6.096 m20.000 ft
Range1.248 km674 NM
776 mi.
Empty Weight5.783 kg12.750 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight8.662 kg19.096 lbs
Wing Span26,21 m85 ft 12 in
Wing Area72,5 m780 ft
Length15,60 m51 ft 2 in
Height5,38 m17 ft 8 in
First Flight1935
Production Statusout of production
Total Production53
Developed fromSikorsky S-42
Data for (Version)Sikorsky JRS-1 Baby Clipper

[Photo-ID: 10354] Karsten Palt 2014-05-28
Sikorsky JRS-1, , , c/n 4346, Karsten Palt, 2014Sikorsky
JRS-1
 
under restoration
NASM Udvar Hazy Center [Chantilly, VA]
[Photo-ID: 10355] Karsten Palt 2014-05-28
Sikorsky JRS-1, , , c/n 4346, Karsten Palt, 2014Sikorsky
JRS-1
 
under restoration
NASM Udvar Hazy Center [Chantilly, VA]
[Photo-ID: 11199] Karsten Palt 2015-06-03
Sikorsky S-43 Baby Clipper, , NC16934, c/n 4325, Karsten Palt, 2015Sikorsky
S-43 Baby Clipper
Reg.: NC16934
c/n: 4325
 
displayed as USMC JRS-1 1061
Pima Air and Space Museum [Tucson, AZ]
[Photo-ID: 11200] Karsten Palt 2015-06-03
Sikorsky S-43 Baby Clipper, , NC16934, c/n 4325, Karsten Palt, 2015Sikorsky
S-43 Baby Clipper
Reg.: NC16934
c/n: 4325
 
displayed as USMC JRS-1 1061
Pima Air and Space Museum [Tucson, AZ]