Sikorsky S-39

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The Sikorsky S-39 was a smaller, single-engine version of the S-38 light amphibious aircraft, built in the USA by aviation firm Sikorsky Aircraft during the early 1930s. Film makers Martin and Osa Johnson used a giraffe-patterned S-39 Spirit of Africa, with companion zebra-striped S-38 Osa's Ark, to explore Africa extensively, making safari movies and books. A 1930 Sikorsky S-39 is owned by Kermit Weeks and on display at Fantasy of Flight in Polk City, FL.