We were in London in December where we visited the Royal Air Force Museum. We met with two flying boats in the historical hangar. Both of these planes were designed by R. J. Mitchell, who later became famous by the Supermarine Spitfire.
The first plane the Supermarine Southampton was made of wood in the 30s of the last century. Its parts were renovated for the exhibition.
Two additional pictures of the Supermarine Southampton flying boat from Wikipedia.
The last biplane with double engine the Supermarine Stranraer was made of metal.
Its height was 7 meters, its length reached the 17 meters, and its wingspan was 26 meters long. The plane’s crew consisted of 5-6 members, its range was 1600 km while its cruising speed was 200 km/h.
Let’s see the picture, if there were only the lower wing the plane would really resemble to the famous Catalina of the World War II.
Video: An almost 70 years old PBY 5A Catalina
RAF Museum London