REPUBLIC SEABEE SPECIFICATIONS

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RC-1 Thunderbolt Amphibian Specifications

A single RC-1 Thunderbolt Amphibian was built (NX41816), as a concept study for what was to become Republic's contender for the expected post-war private airplane market.  Originally it was named Thunderbolt Amphibian to benefit from the tremendous success of the Republic P-47 Thunderbolt fighter during WWII.  However, during the development of the new Republic amphibian, the name was changed to Seabee.  Also the the RC-1 prototype carried the name Seabee.

The prototype RC-1 Seabee had a 175 hp Franklin engine, 3 seats, cantilever wings, wheels retracting into the hull and was of a conventional construction.  More...

 

RC-3 Seabee Specifications


RC-3 Seabee Standard Specifications

After a design-development unique in the aviation history, the production model RC-3 Seabee was put into production in 1946.  The production model had a 215 hp Franklin engine, 4 seats, strut braced wing, external retracted landing gear and beaded wing- and tail surfaces.  More...

 

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Updated: 2013-10-05

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