No. 13178. Sikorsky S-43 JRS-1 ("I-J-9") US Navy
Aeroplane Photo Supply (APS) Photo No. 1304

Sikorsky S-43 JRS-1

08/31/2017. Remarks by Johan Visschedijk: "Seventeen of these utility transport amphibians were purchased by the Navy between 1937 and 1939, including two for the Marine Corps. Similar to the commercial Sikorsky S-43, the all-metal JRS-1s had two 750 hp Pratt & Whitney R-1690-52 engines and seated up to nineteen. The Marine JRS-1s (BuNo. 1060, 1061) served with squadrons VMJ-1 and VMJ-2; the Navy had fifteen (BuNo. 0504 to 0506, 1054 to 1059, 1062, 1063, 1191 to 1194) including eight assigned to Utility Squadron One (VJ-1) at San Diego. Only one remained by the end of 1941."

Created August 31, 2017