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Saunders-Roe Princess Flying Boat

I first learned about the somewhat sad tale about this enormous and amazing airplane from a YouTube video by Mustard(I'll leave a link below). Back in the 1940s/50s, flying boats were thought to be the future of air travel, or at least, that's what the company Saunders-Roe believed right to the very end. This 10 turboprop powered aircraft spanned 148 feet in length, had a 214-foot wingspan, and could carry 104 passengers at a cruising speed of 340 MPH. Unfortunately, due to WWII and the use of land planes, after the war was over, most newly built military airports and planes were converted to civilian use, and therefore sparked the resurgence of airline companies to buy the planes for their airlines, leaving flying boats a thing of the past. Sadly, this plane was put into long-term storage, where the frames(both the finished design and 2 other frames halfway through the building process) rotted away, and were sold for scrap. So today, I bring back the legacy of this amazingly odd-looking relic of the past in Lego form! 

Saunders-Roe Princess Story | Mustard: