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Chinese amphibious plane first water take off

Mon Oct 22, 2018 7:29 pm

http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-1 ... 546277.htm

Chinese aviation keeps coming up with broader diversity.. I like the lines of this one
 
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Re: Chinese amphibious plane first water take off

Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:48 pm

kanban wrote:
http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-10/20/c_137546277.htm

Chinese aviation keeps coming up with broader diversity.. I like the lines of this one

Not sure it is particularly new for Chinese aviation as they already operate the SH-5 which entered service in 1986. The Japanese also recently developed an amphibious aircraft, the US-2, which is likely being acquired by the Indians and perhaps a few others to replace the in service US-1A.
 
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Re: Chinese amphibious plane first water take off

Mon Oct 29, 2018 4:34 pm

The Catalina first flew in 1935 and has retractable stabilizing floats, why don't modern designs feature those ?
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Re: Chinese amphibious plane first water take off

Mon Oct 29, 2018 4:54 pm

Aesma wrote:
The Catalina first flew in 1935 and has retractable stabilizing floats, why don't modern designs feature those ?


They did all sorts of things considered off for today back in the earlier years of civil/military aviation.

You don’t see swing wings on modern military jets (Tornado is old school) when the concept makes so much sense. It must not be worth it. Same for the lm floats.
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