Colonial Skimmer

Colonial Skimmer

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. A flying boat is a fixed-winged seaplane with a hull, allowing it to land on water. It differs from a float plane as it uses a purpose-designed fuselage which can both float, granting the aircraft buoyancy, and give aerodynamic sheath. Flying boats may be stabilized by under-wing floats or by wing-like projections (called sponsons) from the fuselage. Flying boats were some of the largest aircraft of the first half of the 20th century, superseded in size only by bombers developed during World War II. Their advantage lay in using water instead of expensive land-based runways, making them the basis for international airlines in the interwar period. They were also commonly used for maritime patrol and air-sea rescue.show more

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  • Paperback | 84 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 136g
  • Bellum Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135911228
  • 9786135911220