Saunders Roe SR.45 Princess flying boat being serviced or scrapped (minus propellers). The largest flying boat ever constructed, with ten turboprop engines driving 6 pods of propellers. 3 were ordered & built for BOAC, but only one flew. The age of the flying boat was ending when the first took to the air, in 1952. The order was cancelled and the 3 were scrapped after approaches to the RAF & USAF for their use as transports failed.
Impressive, and the potential to supply the plentiful remote bases during World War II was enticing, but this C-47 could only operate from calm waters. Douglas XC-47C — San Diego Air & Space Museum Archive Charles Daniels Collection photo
The Blohm & Voss BV 222 Wiking (Viking) was a large, six-engined German flying boat of World War II, and the largest flying boat to achieve operational status during the war. only 13 were flown with 14 to 19 almost complete .most were used in the strategic transport role ,they even tought using the BV222 for long range transport missions to Japan but this role was taken by the Ju290 four Bv222 survived to VE day