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Offline Broncazonk

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Given a clean sheet of paper (or a blank CAD computer screen) what would a "Next Gen" flying boat look like. What would you want it to do and how would it go about doing it?

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Re: "Next Gen" Flying Boat Design Considerations for Military Applications
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2013, 09:41:36 pm »
Perhaps reviving the Lockheed idea of the Seastar (http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,351.msg63009.html#msg63009,
#8 to 14) in its intended use as a "flying missile corvette/frigate". Given some progress in aero- and hydrodynamics, a sufficient
seakeeping qualities could be integrated into a smaller (and comparatively cheaper) aircraft. Perhaps using turboprop, instead of
turbofan engines ?
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Re: "Next Gen" Flying Boat Design Considerations for Military Applications
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2013, 02:10:01 pm »
The Russian put a lot of thought into flying boat design throughout the 1970's and 80's, including supersonic flying boats. And of-course we had the same interest. Below is a nice article:

http://tailhookdaily.typepad.com/tailhook_daily_briefing/2007/04/flightdeck_frid_1.html?cid=6a00d8341ca54753ef01761710f388970c

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Yes - I'd ask Beriev... I'm sure there's some great concepts around on this forum and elsewhere. It is a fascinating discussion though - I've always loved flying boats.