Pan American Airways  Martin M-130  NC14716         (c/n  558)


                                           This is the aircraft which is usually remember as the true "China Clipper".  Whilst the proving
                                           flights were achieved with the Sikorsky S-42, it was the three Martins which flew the San
                                           Francisco to Shanghai route most of the time.  The first flight of the Trans-Pacific Mail actually
                                           occurred on 22 November 1935.    The schedule was 60 hours.  The nostalgic shot below
                                           shows the same aircraft at Dinner Key, the PAA base in Miami just after it had been delivered
                                           brand new from the Martin plant in Baltimore.   Note copious spectators on viewing deck.