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Convair Unknown Seaplane Model of 1949

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Re: Convair Twin-Hull Unknown Seaplane Model of 1949

Nothing to this moment ?.
 

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Re: Convair Twin-Hull Unknown Seaplane Model of 1949

I don't think this was a "design", that's why it's not mentioned in the Convair books. It was simply a working model to test some float configurations. NACA, for instance, did a lot of research work on seaplanes in their tanks, sometimes using an existing design as a basis but sometimes just using a generic shape.

The photos here obviously show that the fuselage part of the model was of no interest whatsoever. It was brought down to a very basic shape (see also this NACA model of a Vertol VTOL for comparison). What was important here was the floats and how they behaved in the water, in order to collect data for later "real" designs.
 

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Re: Convair Twin-Hull Unknown Seaplane Model of 1949

Hi Skyblazer,


maybe you are right,but for Vertol,I know it was called Model-90,am I right ?.
 

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Re: Convair Twin-Hull Unknown Seaplane Model of 1949

hesham said:
maybe you are right,but for Vertol,I know it was called Model-90,am I right ?.

The fact that it had a number doesn't mean it was a "design" meant to be built. Also don't forget that Vertol numbers often covered a variety of different configurations.
 

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Re: Convair Twin-Hull Unknown Seaplane Model of 1949

Hi,


anther giant float aircraft project,created by Convair also.
 

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Re: Convair Twin-Hull Unknown Seaplane Model of 1949

Hi, these are technically float-planes (if giant ones). A proper twin-hull design wouldn't have a noticeable fuselage.
 
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