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Lockheed flying boat study 1978

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Anyone know any more about this study?

http://www.flug-revue.rotor.com/FRHeft7X/FRHeft78/FRH7801/FR7801c.htm

FR names it Seastar - but that was the name of the T-33 trainer development circa 1953.

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Fred
 

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Looks like it's an early version of what would become the Sea Sitter design:

http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,8362.msg74135.html#msg74135
 

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It's a little unclear which derived from which. But the "Seastar" seems to have been a more civilianized version of the concept... at least the patent drawings show it as a passenger plane.
 

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SeaStar was the USN TV2 (T-2) trainer (USAF T-33 derivative).
 

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Thanks guys - I'd missed the earlier thread so didn't spot the similarity.
And a name linked search was not being very fruitfull.

Lots to play with now.

One link I've come across already - which may already be on the site, if not its quite interesting
is
http://chem11.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=technosphere&action=print&thread=2219
http://chem11.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=technosphere&action=print&thread=2023

and probably others under general search on Darparama.

Cheers

Fred
 

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The book American Secret Projects: Fighters 1945-1978 refers to this seaplane as the Hydrostar.
 

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From L+K 5/1978,

with more data.
 

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Ooops, sorry for this double posting ! Maybe because I still have
difficulties, to regard WIGs as aircraft ! ;)

But as far as I now have searched this forum, this Lockheed project
wasn't posted before, the Seastar catamaran flying boat, intended
as a kind of "flying frigate", but as an amphibious transport, too.
4- and 3-engined variants were shown in FlugRevue 1/1978.
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