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Flying Boats

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

Flying Boats

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

OVERVIEW



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 57 Flying Boats 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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1-100
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| 901-1000
A
1
1918
Picture of the Aeromarine 40
Aeromarine 40
National Flag Graphic
Flying Boat Trainer Biplane Aircraft
A
2
1923
Picture of the Aeromarine 75
Aeromarine 75
National Flag Graphic
Passenger Flying Boat
A
3
2022
Picture of the AVIC AG-600 / TA-600
AVIC AG-600 / TA-600
National Flag Graphic
Flying Boat / Amphibious Aircraft
B
4
1961
Picture of the Beriev Be-10 (Mallow)
Beriev Be-10 (Mallow)
National Flag Graphic
Maritime Bomber Flying Boat Aircraft
B
5
1961
Picture of the Beriev Be-12 Tchaika (Mail)
Beriev Be-12 Tchaika (Mail)
National Flag Graphic
Maritime Patrol / Reconnaissance Flying Boat
B
6
1935
Picture of the Beriev Be-2 / MBR-2
Beriev Be-2 / MBR-2
National Flag Graphic
Reconnaissance Flying Boat Aircraft
B
7
2003
Picture of the Beriev Be-200 Altair
Beriev Be-200 Altair
National Flag Graphic
Amphibious Flying Boat Aircraft
B
8
1989
Picture of the Beriev Be-42 Albatros (Mermaid) (A-40)
Beriev Be-42 Albatros (Mermaid) (A-40)
National Flag Graphic
Amphibious Maritime Patrol / ASW Aircraft
B
9
1972
Picture of the Beriev-Bartini VVA-14 (Vertikal no-Vzletayuschaya Amphibia)
Beriev-Bartini VVA-14 (Vertikal no-Vzletayuschaya Amphibia)
National Flag Graphic
Amphibious Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) Aircraft Prototype
B
10
1940
Picture of the Blackburn B.20
Blackburn B.20
National Flag Graphic
Flying Boat Prototype Aircraft
B
11
1940
Picture of the Blohm and Voss Bv 138 Seedrache (Sea Dragon)
Blohm and Voss Bv 138 Seedrache (Sea Dragon)
National Flag Graphic
Reconnaissance Flying Boat Aircraft
B
12
1941
Picture of the Blohm and Voss Bv 222 Wiking (Viking)
Blohm and Voss Bv 222 Wiking (Viking)
National Flag Graphic
Long Range Reconnaissance / Transport Flying Boat
B
13
1944
Picture of the Blohm and Voss Bv 238
Blohm and Voss Bv 238
National Flag Graphic
Flying Boat Aircraft
B
14
1940
Picture of the Blohm and Voss Bv P.111
Blohm and Voss Bv P.111
National Flag Graphic
Asymmetric Maritime Patrol / Long-Range Reconnaissance Aircraft Proposal
B
15
1939
Picture of the Boeing 314 Clipper (C-98)
Boeing 314 Clipper (C-98)
National Flag Graphic
Long-Range Flying Boat Aircraft
C
16
1936
Picture of the CANT Z.501 Gabbiano (Gull)
CANT Z.501 Gabbiano (Gull)
National Flag Graphic
Reconnaissance Flying Boat Aircraft
C
17
1918
Picture of the Caproni Ca.4
Caproni Ca.4
National Flag Graphic
Triple-Engine Heavy Bomber Triplane Aircraft
C
18
1979
Picture of the CHDB A-90 Orlyonok (Eaglet) (Ekranoplan)
CHDB A-90 Orlyonok (Eaglet) (Ekranoplan)
National Flag Graphic
Ground Effect Flying Boat / Transport Aircraft
C
19
1940
Picture of the Consolidated PB2Y Coronado
Consolidated PB2Y Coronado
National Flag Graphic
Maritime Reconnaissance / Bomber Flying Boat Aircraft
C
20
1936
Picture of the Consolidated PBY Catalina
Consolidated PBY Catalina
National Flag Graphic
Long-Range Maritime Patrol Flying Boat
C
21
1939
Picture of the Consolidated XP4Y Corregidor
Consolidated XP4Y Corregidor
National Flag Graphic
Maritime Patrol Aircraft / Flying Boat Aircraft
C
22
1949
Picture of the CONVAIR Skate
CONVAIR Skate
National Flag Graphic
Seaplane Fighter / Flying Boat Fighter / Interceptor
C
23
1917
Picture of the Curtiss H-16
Curtiss H-16
National Flag Graphic
Seaplane / Flying Boat
C
24
1918
Picture of the Curtiss NC (Nancy Boat)
Curtiss NC (Nancy Boat)
National Flag Graphic
Long-Range Flying Boat Biplane Aircraft
C
25
1916
Picture of the Curtiss Wanamaker (Model T / Model 3)
Curtiss Wanamaker (Model T / Model 3)
National Flag Graphic
Four-Engine Triplane Flying Boat Aircraft
D
26
1938
Picture of the Dornier Do 18
Dornier Do 18
National Flag Graphic
Maritime Reconnaissance Flying Boat Aircraft
D
27
1943
Picture of the Dornier Do 214 (P.192)
Dornier Do 214 (P.192)
National Flag Graphic
Long-Range Flying Boat / Transport Aircraft Proposal
D
28
1937
Picture of the Dornier Do 24
Dornier Do 24
National Flag Graphic
Reconnaissance / Transport / Search and Rescue Flying Boat
D
29
2020
Picture of the Dornier SeaStar
Dornier SeaStar
National Flag Graphic
Multirole Amphibious Aircraft
F
30
1917
Picture of the Felixstowe F.2
Felixstowe F.2
National Flag Graphic
Flying Boat Aircraft
F
31
1918
Picture of the Felixstowe F.5
Felixstowe F.5
National Flag Graphic
Reconnaissance Flying Boat
F
32
1918
Picture of the Felixstowe Fury (Porte Super-Baby)
Felixstowe Fury (Porte Super-Baby)
National Flag Graphic
Five-Engine Triplane Flying Boat Aircraft
G
33
1937
Picture of the Grumman Goose (G-21)
Grumman Goose (G-21)
National Flag Graphic
Multirole Flying Boat Aircraft
G
34
1949
Picture of the Grumman HU-16 Albatross
Grumman HU-16 Albatross
National Flag Graphic
Flying Boat / Utility Transport Aircraft
H
35
1986
Picture of the Harbin SH-5 (Shuishang Hongzhaji)
Harbin SH-5 (Shuishang Hongzhaji)
National Flag Graphic
Amphibious Flying Boat / Maritime Patrol Aircraft
H
36
1945
Picture of the Hughes H-4 Hercules (Spruce Goose)
Hughes H-4 Hercules (Spruce Goose)
National Flag Graphic
Heavy-Lift Transport / Flying Boat Prototype
J
37
1932
Picture of the Junkers Ju 52
Junkers Ju 52
National Flag Graphic
Tri-Motor Transport / Medium Bomber Aircraft
K
38
1946
Picture of the Kawanishi H11K Soku (Blue Sky)
Kawanishi H11K Soku (Blue Sky)
National Flag Graphic
Heavy Flying Boat / Transport Proposal
K
39
1938
Picture of the Kawanishi H6K (Mavis)
Kawanishi H6K (Mavis)
National Flag Graphic
Maritime Reconnaissance Flying Boat Aircraft
K
40
1942
Picture of the Kawanishi H8K (Emily)
Kawanishi H8K (Emily)
National Flag Graphic
Reconnaissance / Bomber Flying Boat Aircraft
K
41
1946
Picture of the Kawanishi K-200
Kawanishi K-200
National Flag Graphic
Long-Range Jet-Powered Flying Boat Aircraft Proposal
L
42
1987
Picture of the Lun (Ekranoplan)
Lun (Ekranoplan)
National Flag Graphic
Ground Effect Flying Boat / Anti-Ship Warfare Aircraft
M
43
1918
Picture of the Macchi M.7
Macchi M.7
National Flag Graphic
Flying Boat Fighter / Pilot Trainer Biplane Aircraft
M
44
1943
Picture of the Martin JRM Mars
Martin JRM Mars
National Flag Graphic
Flying Boat Aircraft
M
45
1952
Picture of the Martin P5M Marlin
Martin P5M Marlin
National Flag Graphic
Maritime Service Flying Boat Aircraft
M
46
1955
Picture of the Martin P6M SeaMaster
Martin P6M SeaMaster
National Flag Graphic
Jet-Powered Flying Boat
M
47
1941
Picture of the Martin PBM Mariner
Martin PBM Mariner
National Flag Graphic
Maritime Reconnaissance Flying Boat Aircraft
S
48
1936
Picture of the Saunders-Roe A.27 London
Saunders-Roe A.27 London
National Flag Graphic
Reconnaissance Flying Boat Aircraft
S
49
1939
Picture of the Saunders-Roe A.36 Lerwick
Saunders-Roe A.36 Lerwick
National Flag Graphic
Reconnaissance Flying Boat Aircraft
S
50
1947
Picture of the Saunders-Roe SR.A-1
Saunders-Roe SR.A-1
National Flag Graphic
Experimental Flying Boat Fighter
S
51
1971
Picture of the Shin Meiwa US-1 / PS-1
Shin Meiwa US-1 / PS-1
National Flag Graphic
Maritime Search and Rescue / Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) Flying Boat Aircraft
S
52
2007
Picture of the ShinMaywa US-2
ShinMaywa US-2
National Flag Graphic
Amphibious Flying Boat Aircraft
S
53
1938
Picture of the Short S25 Sunderland
Short S25 Sunderland
National Flag Graphic
Long-Range Maritime / Reconnaissance Flying Boat
S
54
1946
Picture of the Short S45 Solent
Short S45 Solent
National Flag Graphic
Flying Boat Passenger Airliner
S
55
1935
Picture of the Sikorsky S-43 (Baby Clipper)
Sikorsky S-43 (Baby Clipper)
National Flag Graphic
Flying Boat / Amphibious Transport Aircraft
S
56
1937
Picture of the Supermarine Stranraer
Supermarine Stranraer
National Flag Graphic
Reconnaissance Flying Boat Aircraft
S
57
1935
Picture of the Supermarine Walrus (Seagull)
Supermarine Walrus (Seagull)
National Flag Graphic
Search and Rescue / Reconnaissance Amphibious Flying Boat Aircraft


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