With all due respect *nobody* said it was VTOL, just that the engines swiveled up to keep them from being submerged - specifically, in this case the whole wing tilts up. And with all due respect, nobody said that this design was created by Amtmann. Convair *did* have other designers (such as Sladek and Tyson, who produced a number of other similar - and not so similar jet seaplane designs).lark said:With all respect , but I think the windtunnel model is not the
Convair VTOL seaplane design created by Hans Amtmann.
Nor does there need to be one. Sladek's "water-based B-58" did not have one.There's no planning botom as far as I can see...
Then what's the difference between a tactical-bomber and an attack plane?To KJ, no bombers in the 50s were strategic and tactical, and light, medium and heavy. Tactical means they would have been operated by TAC. The B-66 was a medium tactical bomber, and the B-68 would have been the same. The tactical were intended for use in Europe and Korea.
That I do!If you think tehere were wild overlapping of missions, yes there were.