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Canadian artist Tom Bjarnason created this original watercolor painting of the famous Canadian aviation icon. - the Eastman E-2 Flying Boat.

Designed by James 'Jim' Eastman and Tom Towle of Beasley-Eastman Laboratories of Detroit, Michigan, the prototype (c/n 1) of this sesqui-flying boat flew from the Detroit river in 1927. The prototype was registered NX3643 and was initially powered by a 90 hp Anzani radial, later by a 120 hp Warner Scarab radial.

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Artist - Tom Bjarnason

Details

  • Watercolours, wash and whitening on paper.
  • Signed (bottom right) 
  • Double matted glazed framed.
  • Picture 15 ¼ x 17 ¼"  (38.8 x 43.8 cm.) 
  • Frame:   22 3/8 x 24 3/8"
  • Cover for Cdn. Historical Society Vol. 25, Spring 1987

History

Designed by James 'Jim' Eastman and Tom Towle of Beasley-Eastman Laboratories of Detroit, Michigan, the prototype (c/n 1) of this sesqui-flying boat flew from the Detroit river in 1927. The prototype was registered NX3643 and was initially powered by a 90 hp Anzani radial, later by a 120 hp Warner Scarab radial.

Also known as the Beasley-Eastman Flying Boat, the hull construction consisted of an aluminum skin on a wooden framework, while the wings and tail empennage were built of wood and metal with a doped linen covering. Pilot and two passengers sat in two separated open cockpits. Seventeen more E-2's were produced, all powered by a 185 hp Curtis R-600 Challenger six-cylinder two-row radial.

In 1930 an amphibian version was developed, designated E-2-A, two aircraft were produced (NC474M, NC476M), while three flying boats were converted (NC466M, NC470M, NX592M). 

This plane was mostly flown in BC and the only surviving example is in Canada in the British Columbia Aviation Museum.

 



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