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Flying Boat Aircraft - Heavy-Lifters of a Bygone Era

The 'Flying Boat' is a largely overlooked aircraft group in modern times though it played a major role in decades prior.

The inherent ability to land and take-off from water while carrying heavy loads of passengers and cargo made flying boats a natural workhorse during aviation's early decades. Flying Boats differed from their floatplane brethren by being dimensionally larger in size and utilizing their boat-like hulls to traverse water surfaces where floatplanes relied on a pontoon arrangement as their undercarriage. A few notable flying boat series remain in active service today though the aircraft group has largely fallen into disuse with the rise of the helicopter and other platforms to take their place.

There are a total of 56 Flying Boat Aircraft - Heavy-Lifters of a Bygone Era 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.