JRS-1 / S-43 Baby Clipper (multiple)

Sikorski JRS-1 (Pima 03-23-17) 9958

Here are a couple examples of the  Sikorsky JRS-1, the Navy’s version of the S-43 flying boat. The one under preservation at the National Air & Space Museum’s Udvar-Hazy Center is the only aircraft in the NASM collection that was stationed at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.  The S-43 at the Pima Air&Space Museum is painted as a military JRS-1. The S-43 was a smaller version of Sikorsky’s S-42 Clipper planes in use by Pan Am, and took the name Baby Clipper.


Sikorsky JRS-1; Udvar-Hazy 2015


Sikorsky S-43 1059 Baby Clipper (as a JRS-1); Pima Air&Space Museum 2017