Supermarine Type 179

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Type 179
Role Transport flying boat
National origin United Kingdom
Manufacturer Supermarine
Status Cancelled

The Supermarine Type 179 was a British monoplane flying boat developed by Supermarine but cancelled before completion.[1]

Design and development[edit]

The Type 179 was an all-metal monoplane flying-boat powered by six Rolls-Royce Buzzard piston engines mounted above the wing.[1] It was to have a crew of seven and room for 40 passengers in a day configuration.[1] The keel was laid down in 1931 and the aircraft was under construction when the project was abandoned in 1932. The aircraft had been registered G-ABLE in April 1931.[1]


Data from [1]British Civil Aircraft since 1919 - Volume 3

General characteristics

  • Crew: 7
  • Capacity: 40 passengers (day)
  • Wingspan: 165 ft 0 in (50.3 m)
  • Powerplant: 6 × Rolls-Royce Buzzard, 850 hp (634 kW) each

See also[edit]

Related lists



  1. ^ a b c d e Jackson 1974, p. 444


  • Jackson, A.J. (1974). British Civil Aircraft since 1919 - Volume 3. Putnam & Company Ltd. ISBN 0-370-10014-X.