Republic Seabee 3-view drawing, from US Patent documents
The first RC-1 prorotype flew in November 1944, and in 1946-48 just over a thousand production RC-3s were built. The numbers built would have been greater had WWII lasted longer and the orders for the military OA-15 rescue variant not been cut. Despite having been out of production for six decades, the Seabee's popularity has ensured that around a quarter of the airframes built are still extant.
Photo: Seabee N6097K. Aeroplane Monthly December 1988 p.721