"Mothership" for flying boat land take-off.

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In a Italian magazine of 1939,"Panorama",i have read an article about Americans flying boats.
Was said that a method at the study for land takeoff of flying boats ( in runways near sea aerodromes) was put the flying boat piggy-back on a sort of not flying launch vehicle for reach speed for takeoff.
This method was alternative to catapult,and a variant of "majo composte idea,as the mothership not fly (i have understand that was on rails)
Any information or pictures of this?
 

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From Robert E. Bradley's "Convair Advanced Designs, Secret Projects from San Diego 1923-1962". The caption says about all there is known about it.
 

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carmelo said:
But could work?
Barnes Wallis used one to launch his Wild Goose research model: http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,1904.msg16235.html#msg16235
 
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