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 Boundry layer turbine.. woah
jestertoo  [Team Member]
2/3/2012 11:48:42 AM EDT
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ShinMaywa_US-2

Has an 1300shp turbine just for boundry layer duty? Cool plane.

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CFII  [Industry Partner]
2/3/2012 4:13:27 PM EDT
That is serious cool.
esa17  [Team Member]
2/3/2012 5:12:27 PM EDT
Talk about the ultimate all-terrain vehicle! I'd love to make that thing my house.
Dr_Nimslow  [Member]
2/3/2012 6:21:42 PM EDT
Do Want!! I love flying boats!
k80clay  [Team Member]
2/3/2012 6:52:01 PM EDT
PFFFTTTTT...................

This is cool.........





kpel308  [Team Member]
2/4/2012 2:09:44 PM EDT
I see your ekranoplan, and raise you an ekranoplan yacht:
http://www.yachtboutique.com/Designers/Ekranoplan/Ekranoplanintro.htm


Caspian Sea Monster avec Grey Poupon, s'il vous plait!
Neppo1345  [Team Member]
2/5/2012 4:59:29 AM EDT
Okay, yeah this is pretty cool.

http://www.shinmaywa.co.jp/english/guide/us2_capability.htm
kpel308  [Team Member]
2/5/2012 5:31:20 AM EDT
Edited as I was confusing two separate principles. Meaning, I was talking out my ass about something I know little about.
Squid1jz  [Team Member]
2/5/2012 9:03:12 AM EDT
Bounday layer aircraft are very cool.
radioman12  [Member]
2/5/2012 10:08:17 AM EDT
It is a very cool seaplane, but where are the minimun controlable and stall speed numbers shown, that was supposed to be what the coolness is all about?

CFII  [Industry Partner]
2/5/2012 10:16:54 AM EDT

ShinMaywa's original spray suppressor and spray strip realize excellent seaworthiness, thereby preventing damage to airframes when landing on water. Together with its capability to cruise at extremely low speeds, the US-2 can take off and land on water with waves up to three meters high.


CFII  [Industry Partner]
2/5/2012 10:17:53 AM EDT



The world's only amphibian equipped with a BLC (Boundary Layer Control) powered high-lift device, the US-2 can cruise at extremely low speeds (approx. 90 km/h) and take off and land on water within a very short distance.

RED_5  [Team Member]
2/5/2012 10:26:13 AM EDT
at Pima:

Boeing YC-14





Wiki


More info here
M4-Pilot  [Member]
2/5/2012 10:18:50 PM EDT
the incredible thing about this is that while at 95,000 pounds, it can take off in only 919 feet! That's just incredible. Cool plane!
Screechjet1  [Team Member]
2/6/2012 5:50:42 AM EDT

The US-2 is basically a Martin P-5M with C-130 engines.

The amazing part is that we had this technology in the 1950s, functionally speaking.

Screechjet1  [Team Member]
2/6/2012 5:51:22 AM EDT


Boeing should be building the YC-14 as a A400 competitor and C-130H1/2 replacement.

Look at the numbers.
RED_5  [Team Member]
2/6/2012 6:06:23 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Screechjet1:

The US-2 is basically a Martin P-5M with C-130 engines.

The amazing part is that we had this technology in the 1950s, functionally speaking.



the 50's and 60's saw a tremendous leap in aviation technology
kpel308  [Team Member]
2/6/2012 7:32:33 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Screechjet1:


Boeing should be building the YC-14 as a A400 competitor and C-130H1/2 replacement.

Look at the numbers.

Didn't Antonov already take it into production? Saw one at BAF. An-74:

A little bit nicer than the An-2 I jumped from.

Mryenko  [Team Member]
2/6/2012 9:27:34 AM EDT
I've never fully understood why the Coast Guard got out of flying boats and amphibians so completely. There are certainly times when a C-130 is useful, but I would also think that an HU-16 sized amphibian with turboprops and a ~220kt cruise speed would be incredibly useful, not to mention probably cheaper than an HH-60...
Dr_Nimslow  [Member]
2/6/2012 9:05:38 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Screechjet1:

The US-2 is basically a Martin P-5M with C-130 engines.

The amazing part is that we had this technology in the 1950s, functionally speaking.



The Granddaddy..


The bloodlines are evident..



The MacDaddy of flying boats, the Martin SeaMaster. Sadly, these models in the Martin museum are all that remains...



Screechjet1  [Team Member]
2/7/2012 5:03:34 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Mryenko:
I've never fully understood why the Coast Guard got out of flying boats and amphibians so completely. There are certainly times when a C-130 is useful, but I would also think that an HU-16 sized amphibian with turboprops and a ~220kt cruise speed would be incredibly useful, not to mention probably cheaper than an HH-60...


Cost.
Screechjet1  [Team Member]
2/7/2012 6:50:44 AM EDT

Shin Meiwa was the depot level maintenance for US Navy flying boats in the Pacific from 1946 to 1967, in addition to having built boats during the War.

jestertoo  [Team Member]
2/7/2012 8:32:13 AM EDT
RED_5  [Team Member]
2/7/2012 8:46:20 AM EDT


The Martin Mars is one bad assed mofo!
jmt1991  [Member]
2/8/2012 2:38:00 AM EDT
There is a supermarket chain in the Baltimore metro area called Mars Supermarkets. The brothers who started the chain were so impressed by the plane when they were young, that they decided to call their first market Mars. My father worked for Martin's for over 20 years and was able to work on many of their aircraft as well as watching the Seamaster make its first flight. He said that aircraft was "something else". He also got to see the first flight of the Martin-built Canberra too. And in the early 60's he got to work on the Titan booster for Gemini. I would have given anything to work at that plant in the 40's and 50's.
GLHX2112  [Team Member]
2/8/2012 5:37:31 PM EDT

jeffman1911  [Member]
2/10/2012 1:52:32 PM EDT


Four at the same time? Now THAT'S warfighting logistics. I recon it wasn't safe though.

Epic and fascinating thread jestertoo, thanks for posting

ETA: On a related note, I've never seen this before today... Yak-141 wiki (never made it, end of USSR)
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