Astra-Paulhan flying boat

The Astra-Paulhan flying boat was designed and built in the latter stages of WWI and was tested at the Marine Nationale seaplane base at Saint-Raphaël, Var in 1919. No information is available other than it was a biplane with twin fuselages between the wings and a central flying boat hull suspended from the lower wing, powered by two water-cooled engines in the noses of the fuselages.[1]

Astra-Paulhan flying boat
Role Flying boat
National origin France
Manufacturer Société Astra des Constructions Aéronautiques
First flight 1919
Number built 1



Data from French aircraft of the First World War[1]

  • Powerplant: 2 × unknown water-cooled piston engines
  • Propellers: 2-bladed fixed-pitch propellers


  1. ^ a b Davilla, Dr. James J.; Soltan, Arthur M. (January 2002). French aircraft of the First World War. Flying Machines Press. pp. 37–46. ISBN 1891268090.