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Floatplane / Seaplane Aircraft

The tactical usefulness of Floatplanes Aircraft was apparent through two World Wars and the decades between - though its lasting military reach has since been outlived.

Floatplane / Seaplane Aircraft

The tactical usefulness of Floatplanes Aircraft was apparent through two World Wars and the decades between - though its lasting military reach has since been outlived.

OVERVIEW



Floatplane aircraft proved tactically viable for a good portion of military aviation history for their ability to be produced quickly and at cost, granted exceptionally long ranges and the inherent ability to take-off and land on water. Unlike flying boats, which use their boat-like hulls when on water, floatplanes are granted use of pontoons as part of their natural undercarriage. Some are even outfitted with wheeled undercarriages as well and carry the ability to land on prepared runways. While not in large scale use with modern militaries, the floatplane was a regular military participant in World War 1 and throughout World War 2.


There are a total of 57 Floatplane / Seaplane Aircraft in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order (1-to-Z). Flag images indicative of country of origin and not necessarily the primary operator.



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A
1
1917
Picture of the Aeromarine 39
Aeromarine 39
National Flag Graphic
Naval Trainer Biplane Aircraft
A
2
1941
Picture of the Aichi E13A (Jake)
Aichi E13A (Jake)
National Flag Graphic
Naval Reconnaissance Floatplane Aircraft
A
3
1944
Picture of the Aichi E16A Zuiun (Paul)
Aichi E16A Zuiun (Paul)
National Flag Graphic
Reconnaissance Floatplane / Dive Bomber Aircraft
A
4
1945
Picture of the Aichi M6A Seiran
Aichi M6A Seiran
National Flag Graphic
Submarine-Based Attack Floatplane Aircraft
A
5
1990
Picture of the Air Tractor AT-802
Air Tractor AT-802
National Flag Graphic
Close-Air Support (CAS) Aircraft
A
6
1947
Picture of the Antonov An-2 (Colt)
Antonov An-2 (Colt)
National Flag Graphic
Single-Engine Biplane Utility Aircraft
A
7
1939
Picture of the Arado Ar 196
Arado Ar 196
National Flag Graphic
Shipborn Reconnaissance Floatplane
A
8
1927
Picture of the Armstrong Whitworth Atlas
Armstrong Whitworth Atlas
National Flag Graphic
Army Liaison Biplane Aircraft
A
9
1911
Picture of the Avro Type D
Avro Type D
National Flag Graphic
Experimental Biplane / Floatplane Aircraft
B
10
1942
Picture of the Blackburn B.44
Blackburn B.44
National Flag Graphic
Floatplane Fighter Prototype
B
11
1922
Picture of the Blackburn Dart
Blackburn Dart
National Flag Graphic
Biplane Torpedo Bomber Aircraft
B
12
1947
Picture of the Boeing L-15 Scout
Boeing L-15 Scout
National Flag Graphic
Light Liaison Observation Aircraft
C
13
1936
Picture of the CANT Z.506 Airone (Heron)
CANT Z.506 Airone (Heron)
National Flag Graphic
Maritime Reconnaissance / Bomber Floatplane
C
14
1953
Picture of the CONVAIR F2Y Sea Dart
CONVAIR F2Y Sea Dart
National Flag Graphic
Seaplane Fighter Prototype Aircraft
C
15
1949
Picture of the CONVAIR Skate
CONVAIR Skate
National Flag Graphic
Seaplane Fighter / Flying Boat Fighter / Interceptor
C
16
1911
Picture of the Curtiss A-1 Triad (Model E)
Curtiss A-1 Triad (Model E)
National Flag Graphic
Experimental Navy Floatplane Aircraft
C
17
1944
Picture of the Curtiss SC Seahawk
Curtiss SC Seahawk
National Flag Graphic
Scout Floatplane / Air-Sea Rescue Aircraft
C
18
1942
Picture of the Curtiss SO3C Seamew
Curtiss SO3C Seamew
National Flag Graphic
Reconnaissance / Observation Floatplane
C
19
1935
Picture of the Curtiss SOC Seagull
Curtiss SOC Seagull
National Flag Graphic
Scout / Artillery Spotting Recoverable Biplane Floatplane
d
20
1953
Picture of the de Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter
de Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter
National Flag Graphic
Floatplane Aircraft
D
21
1938
Picture of the Dornier Do 22
Dornier Do 22
National Flag Graphic
Reconnaissance / Bomber / Torpedo Floatplane Aircraft
D
22
1959
Picture of the Dornier Do 28 (Skyservant)
Dornier Do 28 (Skyservant)
National Flag Graphic
Short Take-Off and Landing (STOL) Light Utility Aircraft
F
23
1917
Picture of the Fairey Campania
Fairey Campania
National Flag Graphic
Carrierborne Reconnaissance and Patrol Aircraft
F
24
1918
Picture of the Fairey III
Fairey III
National Flag Graphic
Reconnaissance / Light Bomber Aircraft
F
25
1937
Picture of the Fairey Seafox
Fairey Seafox
National Flag Graphic
Navy Reconnaissance Floatplane Aircraft
F
26
1926
Picture of the Fiat Cr.20
Fiat Cr.20
National Flag Graphic
All-Metal Single-Seat Biplane Fighter Aircraft
F
27
1939
Picture of the Fokker T.VIII
Fokker T.VIII
National Flag Graphic
Maritime Patrol / Torpedo Bomber Floatplane Aircraft
G
28
1936
Picture of the Grumman J2F Duck
Grumman J2F Duck
National Flag Graphic
Amphibious Floatplane Utility Aircraft
H
29
1917
Picture of the Hanriot HD.2
Hanriot HD.2
National Flag Graphic
Floatplane Fighter Aircraft
H
30
1917
Picture of the Hansa-Brandenburg W.12
Hansa-Brandenburg W.12
National Flag Graphic
Floatplane Biplane Fighter
H
31
1939
Picture of the Heinkel He 115
Heinkel He 115
National Flag Graphic
Anti-Ship / Maritime Patrol Floatplane Aircraft
H
32
1935
Picture of the Heinkel He 51
Heinkel He 51
National Flag Graphic
Fighter / Floatplane / Ground Attack Aircraft
H
33
1935
Picture of the Heinkel He 59
Heinkel He 59
National Flag Graphic
Reconnaissance / Attack Floatplane Aircraft
K
34
1943
Picture of the Kawanishi N1K1 Kyofu (Rex)
Kawanishi N1K1 Kyofu (Rex)
National Flag Graphic
Floatplane Fighter / Interceptor
L
35
1938
Picture of the Latecoere 298
Latecoere 298
National Flag Graphic
Torpedo Bomber Floatplane Aircraft
L
36
1934
Picture of the Letov S.328
Letov S.328
National Flag Graphic
Twin-Seat, Single-Engine Biplane Fighter Aircraft
L
37
1928
Picture of the Liore-et-Olivier LeO 25
Liore-et-Olivier LeO 25
National Flag Graphic
Maritime Patrol Bomber / Floatplane Aircraft
L
38
1917
Picture of the LTG FD.1
LTG FD.1
National Flag Graphic
Floatplane Biplane Fighter Aircraft
M
39
1917
Picture of the Macchi M.5
Macchi M.5
National Flag Graphic
Seaplane Biplane Fighter Aircraft
M
40
1941
Picture of the Mitsubishi F1M (Pete)
Mitsubishi F1M (Pete)
National Flag Graphic
Reconnaissance Biplane Floatplane Aircraft
N
41
1942
Picture of the Nakajima A6M2-N (Rufe)
Nakajima A6M2-N (Rufe)
National Flag Graphic
Fighter-Bomber / Interceptor Floatplane Aircraft
N
42
1935
Picture of the Nakajima E8N (Dave)
Nakajima E8N (Dave)
National Flag Graphic
Shipborne Reconnaissance Floatplane Aircraft
N
43
1922
Picture of the Nieuport-Delage NiD 29
Nieuport-Delage NiD 29
National Flag Graphic
Fighter / Racing Aircraft
N
44
1941
Picture of the Northrop N-3PB Nomad
Northrop N-3PB Nomad
National Flag Graphic
Reconnaissance / Bomber Floatplane
P
45
1929
Picture of the Polikarpov Po-2 (Mule)
Polikarpov Po-2 (Mule)
National Flag Graphic
Single-Engine, Twin-Seat Multirole Biplane / Basic Trainer Aircraft
R
46
1916
Picture of the Rumpler 6B
Rumpler 6B
National Flag Graphic
Naval Floatplane Fighting Scout
R
47
1914
Picture of the Rumpler B.I
Rumpler B.I
National Flag Graphic
Reconnaissance Biplane
S
48
1915
Picture of the Short Type 184
Short Type 184
National Flag Graphic
Reconnaissance / Torpedo Bomber Floatplane
S
49
1915
Picture of the Sopwith Baby
Sopwith Baby
National Flag Graphic
Scout / Bomber Floatplane Aircraft
S
50
1914
Picture of the Sopwith Tabloid
Sopwith Tabloid
National Flag Graphic
Racing Biplane-Seaplane / Military Scout / Light Bomber Aircraft
S
51
1917
Picture of the SPAD S.XIV
SPAD S.XIV
National Flag Graphic
Floatplane / Seaplane Biplane Fighter Aircraft
S
52
1942
Picture of the Stinson L-5 Sentinel
Stinson L-5 Sentinel
National Flag Graphic
Light Reconnaissance / Observation / Liaison Military Aircraft
S
53
1942
Picture of the Supermarine Sea Otter
Supermarine Sea Otter
National Flag Graphic
Amphibious Maritime Patrol Floatplane Aircraft
V
54
1927
Picture of the Vought FU-1
Vought FU-1
National Flag Graphic
Shipboard Reconnaissance / Observation Floatplane
V
55
1940
Picture of the Vought OS2U Kingfisher
Vought OS2U Kingfisher
National Flag Graphic
Shipborne Reconnaissance / Scout Floatplane
V
56
1918
Picture of the Vought VE-7 Bluebird
Vought VE-7 Bluebird
National Flag Graphic
Biplane Fighter / Trainer Aircraft
Y
57
1941
Picture of the Yokosuka E14Y (Glen)
Yokosuka E14Y (Glen)
National Flag Graphic
Submarine-borne Reconnaissance Floatplane Aircraft


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