A British seaplane giant, the SaRo SR45 Princess – The Princess – was attempting to step into the business of transcontinental passenger transport, but her engineering-solutions were outdated a few years later, due to the rapidly improving jet-era. The question…
In the ’50s both the American and Soviet political leadership ordered seaplanes, able to carry out nuclear bombings. In the case of destroyed airfields, these monster seaplanes still could have been able to react with nuclear bombs to the aggressor.
Recently, we have explored the Hungarian built Lohner L-127 flying boat at the historical museum of the Italian Air Force in Bracciano. A previous model of the aircraft was the first seaplane in the world to sink a submarine.
Last week was a Victory Day. It ended 70 years of World War II in Europe. We’ve compiled photos of this war’s seaplanes.
After second world war Sandringham’s flying boats, earlier Short Sunderland’s bomber planes flew in Australia. Beautifuel pictures about it.
This is a really cool old video of the “Arctic Tern” flying in the frozen north. A lot of cool footage of the Cessna 140 and 170A that Bud Helmericks used on wheels floats and skis.
Somebody has found these pictures on the website stipistop.com. It is still beautiful despite its condition. We crown these photos with a video of a Catalina, which is still in operation.
A replica and a radio controlled model evoke Sikorsky’s amphibia from the early Thirties.
100 years ago Monaco was the scene of the world’s first seaplane meeting, attended by seven biplanes, in March 1912.
On Friday, 11/18/2011 the Do 24ATT had a successful first flight at the former Dornier factory airport in Oberpfaffenhoffen near Munich Germany with a German provisional airworthiness certificate (VVZ). After 27 years, the “Latina” is again back in the air…