Offered here is a set of seven very nice standard size chrome postcards of Pan American Airlines "Flying Boats" by Aviation Cards of Alameda Ca.These are brand new unused cards - buy a set for the memories, buy another to send to friends!
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Pan American Airways Boeing 314 -- Considered the greatest flying boat, each of Pan Am's six B-314s cost $550,000 each.
Coronado -- Larger and more heavily armed than the Catalina PBY, Consolidated's Coronado long-range flying boat bomber had eight .50 caliber machine guns and could carry up to 12,000 lbs. of bombs.
Catalina PBY -- The most famous Navy long-range patrol bomber, reconnaissance and rescue flying boat of WWII. Relatively slow (max. 179 mph), the Catalina had great range, reliability and flexibility.
Pan American Airways Brazilian Clipper -- Delivered in 1934, NC-822M was used in the Latin America runs and later renamed the Columbia Clipper, Scrapped in 1946, it's seen here leaving Miami
Pan American Airways Boeing 314 -- Shown here over the Golden Gate during the International Exposition in 1939, the Boeing 314 set the standard for air travel over the Pacific.
Consolidated Coronado PB2Y -- With a crew of 10 and a range of over 1500 miles, this Amphibious Transport and Long Range Reconnaissance aircraft made for an ideal flying flagship for Admiral Halsey.
Pan American Airways China Clipper -- With a cost of over $400,000, this Martin M130 was one of only three in Pan Am's fleet. Shown here at Treasure Island in San Francisco Bay, circa late 1930s