Military Factory logo
Icon of F-15 Eagle military combat fighter aircraft
Icon of Abrams Main Battle Tank
Icon of AK-47 assault rifle
Icon of navy warships
Icon of a dollar sign
Icon of military officer saluting

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.



Jump-to Entries:
1-100
| 101-200
| 201-300
| 301-400
| 401-500
| 501-600
| 601-700
| 701-800
| 801-900
| 901-1000
Aeromarine 39
Naval Trainer Biplane Aircraft
Picture of the Aeromarine 39
001
National Flag Graphic
1917
Aichi E13A (Jake)
Naval Reconnaissance Floatplane Aircraft
Picture of the Aichi E13A (Jake)
002
National Flag Graphic
1941
Aichi E16A Zuiun (Paul)
Reconnaissance Floatplane / Dive Bomber Aircraft
Picture of the Aichi E16A Zuiun (Paul)
003
National Flag Graphic
1944
Aichi M6A Seiran
Submarine-Based Attack Floatplane Aircraft
Picture of the Aichi M6A Seiran
004
National Flag Graphic
1945
Air Tractor AT-802
Close-Air Support (CAS) Aircraft
Picture of the Air Tractor AT-802
005
National Flag Graphic
1990
Antonov An-2 (Colt)
Single-Engine Biplane Utility Aircraft
Picture of the Antonov An-2 (Colt)
006
National Flag Graphic
1947
Arado Ar 196
Shipborn Reconnaissance Floatplane
Picture of the Arado Ar 196
007
National Flag Graphic
1939
Armstrong Whitworth Atlas
Army Liaison Biplane Aircraft
Picture of the Armstrong Whitworth Atlas
008
National Flag Graphic
1927
Avro Type D
Experimental Biplane / Floatplane Aircraft
Picture of the Avro Type D
009
National Flag Graphic
1911
Blackburn B.44
Floatplane Fighter Prototype
Picture of the Blackburn B.44
0010
National Flag Graphic
1942
Blackburn Dart
Biplane Torpedo Bomber Aircraft
Picture of the Blackburn Dart
0011
National Flag Graphic
1922
Boeing L-15 Scout
Light Liaison Observation Aircraft
Picture of the Boeing L-15 Scout
0012
National Flag Graphic
1947
CANT Z.506 Airone (Heron)
Maritime Reconnaissance / Bomber Floatplane
Picture of the CANT Z.506 Airone (Heron)
0013
National Flag Graphic
1936
CONVAIR F2Y Sea Dart
Seaplane Fighter Prototype Aircraft
Picture of the CONVAIR F2Y Sea Dart
0014
National Flag Graphic
1953
CONVAIR Skate
Seaplane Fighter / Flying Boat Fighter / Interceptor
Picture of the CONVAIR Skate
0015
National Flag Graphic
1949
Curtiss A-1 Triad (Model E)
Experimental Navy Floatplane Aircraft
Picture of the Curtiss A-1 Triad (Model E)
0016
National Flag Graphic
1911
Curtiss SC Seahawk
Scout Floatplane / Air-Sea Rescue Aircraft
Picture of the Curtiss SC Seahawk
0017
National Flag Graphic
1944
Curtiss SO3C Seamew
Reconnaissance / Observation Floatplane
Picture of the Curtiss SO3C Seamew
0018
National Flag Graphic
1942
Curtiss SOC Seagull
Scout / Artillery Spotting Recoverable Biplane Floatplane
Picture of the Curtiss SOC Seagull
0019
National Flag Graphic
1935
de Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter
Floatplane Aircraft
Picture of the de Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter
0020
National Flag Graphic
1953
Dornier Do 22
Reconnaissance / Bomber / Torpedo Floatplane Aircraft
Picture of the Dornier Do 22
0021
National Flag Graphic
1938
Dornier Do 28 (Skyservant)
Short Take-Off and Landing (STOL) Light Utility Aircraft
Picture of the Dornier Do 28 (Skyservant)
0022
National Flag Graphic
1959
Fairey Campania
Carrierborne Reconnaissance and Patrol Aircraft
Picture of the Fairey Campania
0023
National Flag Graphic
1917
Fairey III
Reconnaissance / Light Bomber Aircraft
Picture of the Fairey III
0024
National Flag Graphic
1918
Fairey Seafox
Navy Reconnaissance Floatplane Aircraft
Picture of the Fairey Seafox
0025
National Flag Graphic
1937
Fiat Cr.20
All-Metal Single-Seat Biplane Fighter Aircraft
Picture of the Fiat Cr.20
0026
National Flag Graphic
1926
Fokker T.VIII
Maritime Patrol / Torpedo Bomber Floatplane Aircraft
Picture of the Fokker T.VIII
0027
National Flag Graphic
1939
Grumman J2F Duck
Amphibious Floatplane Utility Aircraft
Picture of the Grumman J2F Duck
0028
National Flag Graphic
1936
Hanriot HD.2
Floatplane Fighter Aircraft
Picture of the Hanriot HD.2
0029
National Flag Graphic
1917
Hansa-Brandenburg W.12
Floatplane Biplane Fighter
Picture of the Hansa-Brandenburg W.12
0030
National Flag Graphic
1917
Heinkel He 115
Anti-Ship / Maritime Patrol Floatplane Aircraft
Picture of the Heinkel He 115
0031
National Flag Graphic
1939
Heinkel He 51
Fighter / Floatplane / Ground Attack Aircraft
Picture of the Heinkel He 51
0032
National Flag Graphic
1935
Heinkel He 59
Reconnaissance / Attack Floatplane Aircraft
Picture of the Heinkel He 59
0033
National Flag Graphic
1935
Kawanishi N1K1 Kyofu (Rex)
Floatplane Fighter / Interceptor Aircraft
Picture of the Kawanishi N1K1 Kyofu (Rex)
0034
National Flag Graphic
1943
Latecoere 298
Torpedo Bomber Floatplane Aircraft
Picture of the Latecoere 298
0035
National Flag Graphic
1938
Letov S.328
Twin-Seat, Single-Engine Biplane Fighter Aircraft
Picture of the Letov S.328
0036
National Flag Graphic
1934
Liore-et-Olivier LeO 25
Maritime Patrol Bomber / Floatplane Aircraft
Picture of the Liore-et-Olivier LeO 25
0037
National Flag Graphic
1928
LTG FD.1
Floatplane Biplane Fighter Aircraft
Picture of the LTG FD.1
0038
National Flag Graphic
1917
Macchi M.5
Seaplane Biplane Fighter Aircraft
Picture of the Macchi M.5
0039
National Flag Graphic
1917
Mitsubishi F1M (Pete)
Reconnaissance Biplane Floatplane Aircraft
Picture of the Mitsubishi F1M (Pete)
0040
National Flag Graphic
1941
Nakajima A6M2-N (Rufe)
Fighter-Bomber / Interceptor Floatplane Aircraft
Picture of the Nakajima A6M2-N (Rufe)
0041
National Flag Graphic
1942
Nakajima E8N (Dave)
Shipborne Reconnaissance Floatplane Aircraft
Picture of the Nakajima E8N (Dave)
0042
National Flag Graphic
1935
Nieuport-Delage NiD 29
Fighter / Racing Aircraft
Picture of the Nieuport-Delage NiD 29
0043
National Flag Graphic
1922
Northrop N-3PB Nomad
Reconnaissance / Bomber Floatplane
Picture of the Northrop N-3PB Nomad
0044
National Flag Graphic
1941
Polikarpov Po-2 (Mule)
Single-Engine, Twin-Seat Multirole Biplane / Basic Trainer Aircraft
Picture of the Polikarpov Po-2 (Mule)
0045
National Flag Graphic
1929
Rumpler 6B
Naval Floatplane Fighting Scout
Picture of the Rumpler 6B
0046
National Flag Graphic
1916
Rumpler B.I
Reconnaissance Biplane
Picture of the Rumpler B.I
0047
National Flag Graphic
1914
Short Type 184
Reconnaissance / Torpedo Bomber Floatplane
Picture of the Short Type 184
0048
National Flag Graphic
1915
Sopwith Baby
Scout / Bomber Floatplane Aircraft
Picture of the Sopwith Baby
0049
National Flag Graphic
1915
Sopwith Tabloid
Racing Biplane-Seaplane / Military Scout / Light Bomber Aircraft
Picture of the Sopwith Tabloid
0050
National Flag Graphic
1914
SPAD S.XIV
Floatplane / Seaplane Biplane Fighter Aircraft
Picture of the SPAD S.XIV
0051
National Flag Graphic
1917
Stinson L-5 Sentinel
Light Reconnaissance / Observation / Liaison Military Aircraft
Picture of the Stinson L-5 Sentinel
0052
National Flag Graphic
1942
Supermarine Sea Otter
Amphibious Maritime Patrol Floatplane Aircraft
Picture of the Supermarine Sea Otter
0053
National Flag Graphic
1942
Vought FU-1
Shipboard Reconnaissance / Observation Floatplane
Picture of the Vought FU-1
0054
National Flag Graphic
1927
Vought OS2U Kingfisher
Shipborne Reconnaissance / Scout Floatplane
Picture of the Vought OS2U Kingfisher
0055
National Flag Graphic
1940
Vought VE-7 Bluebird
Biplane Fighter / Trainer Aircraft
Picture of the Vought VE-7 Bluebird
0056
National Flag Graphic
1918
Yokosuka E14Y (Glen)
Submarine-borne Reconnaissance Floatplane Aircraft
Picture of the Yokosuka E14Y (Glen)
0057
National Flag Graphic
1941


Site Disclaimer  |  Privacy Policy  |  Cookies  |  Site Map

www.MilitaryFactory.com. Site content ©2003- MilitaryFactory.com, All Rights Reserved.

The "Military Factory" name and MilitaryFactory.com logo are registered ® U.S. trademarks protected by all applicable domestic and international intellectual property laws. All written content, illustrations, and photography are unique to this website (unless where indicated) and not for reuse/reproduction in any form. Material presented throughout this website is for historical and entertainment value only and should not to be construed as usable for hardware restoration, maintenance, or general operation. We do not sell any of the items showcased on this site. Please direct all other inquiries to militaryfactory AT gmail.com.

Part of a network of sites that includes GlobalFirepower, a data-driven property used in ranking the top military powers of the world.


Facebook Logo YouTube Logo