I'm watching TaleSpin on my DVDs. In the episode Whistlestop Jackson, Legend, Jackson said something about getting used to a new plane, to which Baloo responded: "New? The Sea Duck's 20 years old."
When I heard that, I was like: "Really?!" If assuming TaleSpin's timeline is in the late 1930's, that would mean the Sea Duck was built in 1917 or 1918, Did they really make that good of a cargo plane in that era?. I wouldn't thiink plane designers would know how to make a plane like the Sea Duck during that time. How many planes before 1920 had loading bay doors at the back of the plane, or the twin boom tail (like the P-38 Lightning.)
I know this is a cartoon, and TaleSpin have a different history than ours, but I'm having trouble believing a plane as good as the Sea Duck was built 20 years prior to the show's time. Since it was late in the 30's, I'd thought the Sea Duck was built 5 to 10 years prior, but 20? I have difficulty swallowing that.