The Albatross

Massive Experimental Seaplane

Category:
transport/conveyance
Description:

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Max. Speed: Passengers: Protection: Range: Ceiling:
203 mph 12-20 -50 3600 miles 20,000 feet
Bio:

The Paragon Society’s experimental seaplane (nicknamed “The Albatross”) was designed largely by Hephaestus Hix (with input from Howard Hughes) and was constructed for the society by the Boeing Corporation of Greater California (in return for Boeing being allowed to use the design as a springboard for other designs of their own).

The design sports six (6) Wright GR-2600-A2 “Double Cyclone” 14-cylinder, air-cooled Radial engines (producing 1600 horsepower each), giving the rather large craft a maximum speed of over 200 mph.  Unfortunately, the large size and weight of the plane makes it somewhat unwieldy for fancy maneuvers, especially during ascent and descent.  It does not mount any weaponry.

The Albatross has been arranged inside to suit the needs of the Paragon Society in their ongoing adventures.  There is a galley, a dining area, several sleeping berths, a small laboratory (on gyroscopic gimbals, to keep things balanced during those sensitive experiments), and of course, ample cargo space, room for guests, etc.  The plane also holds small caches of medical supplies and weapons, again supporting the activities of the Society.


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The Albatross

From the Annals of the Paragon Society JMazur