The Sydney Morning Herald from Sydney, New South Wales, Australia on November 17, 1957 · Page 17
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The Sydney Morning Herald from Sydney, New South Wales, Australia · Page 17

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Sunday, November 17, 1957
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MONSTER NEW SEA OH Ik 1IC 1 VISCOUNT 200 s DWARFED Model of the giant new flying boat freighter with a model of a Viscount airliner on the same scale. 1 The new plane is designed to carry one million lb. of freight. LONDON, Saturday (Staff Special). A British firm is planning a huge flying-boat the largest aircraft ever conceived to compete with cargo ships between Australia and Britain. The aircraft could carry 2,000 passengers or a million pounds of freight. It will cost about stg-20 million t,o build. It will have a wingspan of 470 feet. Mr. Raymond Hart, a director of the firm of designers, Saben, Hart and Partners, said this week he believed the flying boat would be able to undercut shipping companies on freight rates between England and Australia. The secret of the pro- ject is a new lightweight construction method," he said. "We propose to use sheets of heavily dimpled aluminium to build the aircraft. One sheet of dimpled material has 10 times the strength of a plain sheet. Two sheets welded together have 250 times the strength of two sheets of plain aluminium. ... Ausf. to U.K. in 24 hours "This means we can build a much bigger aircraft for a given weigni Million lb. of freighl 5,000 loads. miles with smaller charge with conventional aircraft. The flying boat could bring cargo from Australia to England at ' rates cheaper than those charged at present by shipping companies. "It will make the trip in 24 hours compared with five weeks for surface cargo. "Australian meat could be in London butchers' shops almost as soon as it was on sale in Sydney." Mr Plan to fuel in mid-air It might prove most eco nomical to ny the aircratt non-stop hetween Australia and Britain, refuelling it in mid-air from tanker air craft. The prototype could be built in 21 years. At present, the aircraft was planned with eight turboprop engines. Its take off run would be about one mile. The firm is also studying a smaller project for a swept-wing flying boat to carry 600 passengers. This aircraft would be powered by jet engines "bur ied in the wing roots. It is designed to cruise at 600 m.p.h. and .could oper ate for ud per passenger mile. This would reduce the passenger fare from Austra lia to England to about stg70. Bomb protest LONDON, Saturday (A.A.P.-Reuter). Indonesia has nrotested to Britain Hart said that, fully against the recent test of a weapon near ... f ! . I JJ As a treignier loaueu . V1 . . fh flvin hoat with a million pounds of wolly at 500 m.p.h. Christmas Island, in the Cen- cargo, uie aircraft will opcr. ai 20,01)0 tcet. tral Pacific, an Indonesian tie for 2ld per ton-mile It would have a range of Embassy spokesman said about one-fifth of the freight 3.000 miles fully loaded and yesterday. 3 1 1 QMa Evan, if your old fur Jacket li wall worn, the good skim remaining will make this charming wrap. . Choose now from our brilliant 1758 range. brings you . 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