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Posted: 2/3/2012 10:48:42 AM EST
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ShinMaywa_US-2

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

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Posted: 2/3/2012 3:13:27 PM EST
The only time you have too much fuel is when you're on fire.
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Posted: 2/3/2012 4:12:27 PM EST
Talk about the ultimate all-terrain vehicle! I'd love to make that thing my house.
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Posted: 2/3/2012 5:21:42 PM EST
Do Want!! I love flying boats!
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Posted: 2/3/2012 5:52:01 PM EST
PFFFTTTTT...................

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





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Posted: 2/5/2012 3:59:29 AM EST
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Okay, yeah this is pretty cool.

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Bounday layer aircraft are very cool.
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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?

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The only time you have too much fuel is when you're on fire.
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The only time you have too much fuel is when you're on fire.
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Posted: 2/5/2012 9:26:13 AM EST
at Pima:

Boeing YC-14





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Posted: 2/5/2012 9:18:50 PM EST
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!
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Posted: 2/6/2012 4:50:42 AM EST

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.

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

Look at the numbers.
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Posted: 2/6/2012 5:06:23 AM EST
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
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Posted: 2/6/2012 8:27:34 AM EST
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...
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Posted: 2/6/2012 8:05:38 PM EST
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...



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Posted: 2/7/2012 4:03:34 AM EST
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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...


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Posted: 2/7/2012 5:50:44 AM EST

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.

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The Martin Mars is one bad assed mofo!
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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.
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Posted: 2/10/2012 12:52:32 PM EST
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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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