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 Boundry layer turbine.. woah
jestertoo  [Team Member]
2/3/2012 3:48:42 PM
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 8:13:27 PM
That is serious cool.
esa17  [Team Member]
2/3/2012 9:12:27 PM
Talk about the ultimate all-terrain vehicle! I'd love to make that thing my house.
Dr_Nimslow  [Member]
2/3/2012 10:21:42 PM
Do Want!! I love flying boats!
k80clay  [Team Member]
2/3/2012 10:52:01 PM
PFFFTTTTT...................

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





kpel308  [Team Member]
2/4/2012 6:09:44 PM
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 8:59:29 AM
Okay, yeah this is pretty cool.

http://www.shinmaywa.co.jp/english/guide/us2_capability.htm
kpel308  [Team Member]
2/5/2012 9:31:20 AM
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 1:03:12 PM
Bounday layer aircraft are very cool.
radioman12  [Member]
2/5/2012 2:08:17 PM
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 2:16:54 PM

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 2:17:53 PM



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 2:26:13 PM
at Pima:

Boeing YC-14





Wiki


More info here
M4-Pilot  [Member]
2/6/2012 2:18:50 AM
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 9:50:42 AM

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 9:51:22 AM


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 10:06:23 AM
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 11:32:33 AM
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 1:27:34 PM
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]
2/7/2012 1:05:38 AM
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 9:03:34 AM
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 10:50:44 AM

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 12:32:13 PM
RED_5  [Team Member]
2/7/2012 12:46:20 PM


The Martin Mars is one bad assed mofo!
jmt1991  [Member]
2/8/2012 6:38:00 AM
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 9:37:31 PM

jeffman1911  [Member]
2/10/2012 5:52:32 PM


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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