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Hi All, I started this in the Flying Boats and Float Planes II GB and didn't finish it, so I've brought it across here. The full story is here and there's a summary below. The S23 C-Class Empire Boat was designed in the 1930s in response to an Imperial Airways requirement for an aircraft to transport airmail and passengers across the far-flung British Empire. At the time a long flight consisted of a series of relatively short legs, and along the routes there were neither runways nor infrastructure to support land planes, so seaplanes were preferred because they could us