german ww2 wing in ground effect

kenneth

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i would like to know if anyone has information about possible german ww2 wing in ground effect aircraft projects/prototypes
 

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AFAIK, the development of ground effect craft didn't start before the '50s or
'60s. Before that time, the ground effect was just a disturbance on landing,
I think.
 

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The connection is that some of the first WIG work was done by Alexander Lippisch, responsible for the Me163 tailless configuration and early German and US delta-wing work. But not until the 1960s...
 

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however the germans were surely aware of it - don't know if they thought of utilising it
 

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in 1920 Dornier knew it
because the Dornier X used ground effect to save Fuel by transatlantic Flight
flow so low as possbly

source: a TV-Doku about Dornier Seaplane on tv-channel ARTE
 

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