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Today's Thing That Has No Right Not To Exist Any More is the Saro Princess.

The Saunders-Roe Princess was a British flying boat aircraft built by Saunders-Roe, based in Cowes on the Isle of Wight. The Princess was one of the largest aircraft in existence. (from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

This is the Saro Princess prototype. Here it is on its test flight. Here it is again in some more newsreel clips.

Three of these things were built. Only one flew, a series of test flights. They were overshadowed by the rise of jet aircraft and general falling out of fashion of seaplanes. Though they weren't used as passenger aircraft there was talk of using them to carry troops. This wasn't to be, and all three were broken up for scrap in 1967.

I am asexual and I don't much like vehicles. I would, however, hit that with the force of a drunken polar bear on skis. It is absoballylutely beautiful. Look at her!

Brought to you by the idiot who is writing flying pirates. Taupeshank's boat, the FPS Errant Buoy? Oh yes. Replace the cruise liner with galleon and you've got it.

(I know someone's about to mention the Spruce Goose. That tub couldn't flaming well fly and I'll have none of it. :P)

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