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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.

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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 58 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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Aeromarine 40
Flying Boat Trainer Biplane Aircraft
Picture of the Aeromarine 40
001
National Flag Graphic
1918
Aeromarine 75
Passenger Flying Boat
Picture of the Aeromarine 75
002
National Flag Graphic
1923
AVIC AG-600 / TA-600
Flying Boat / Amphibious Aircraft
Picture of the AVIC AG-600 / TA-600
003
National Flag Graphic
2022
Benoist XIV
Flying Boat Airliner
Picture of the Benoist XIV
004
National Flag Graphic
1914
Beriev Be-10 (Mallow)
Maritime Bomber Flying Boat Aircraft
Picture of the Beriev Be-10 (Mallow)
005
National Flag Graphic
1961
Beriev Be-12 Tchaika (Mail)
Maritime Patrol / Reconnaissance Flying Boat
Picture of the Beriev Be-12 Tchaika (Mail)
006
National Flag Graphic
1961
Beriev Be-2 / MBR-2
Reconnaissance Flying Boat Aircraft
Picture of the Beriev Be-2 / MBR-2
007
National Flag Graphic
1935
Beriev Be-200 Altair
Amphibious Flying Boat Aircraft
Picture of the Beriev Be-200 Altair
008
National Flag Graphic
2003
Beriev Be-42 Albatros (Mermaid) (A-40)
Amphibious Maritime Patrol / ASW Aircraft
Picture of the Beriev Be-42 Albatros (Mermaid) (A-40)
009
National Flag Graphic
1989
Beriev-Bartini VVA-14 (Vertikal no-Vzletayuschaya Amphibia)
Amphibious Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) Aircraft Prototype
Picture of the Beriev-Bartini VVA-14 (Vertikal no-Vzletayuschaya Amphibia)
0010
National Flag Graphic
1972
Blackburn B.20
Flying Boat Prototype Aircraft
Picture of the Blackburn B.20
0011
National Flag Graphic
1940
Blohm and Voss Bv 138 Seedrache (Sea Dragon)
Reconnaissance Flying Boat Aircraft
Picture of the Blohm and Voss Bv 138 Seedrache (Sea Dragon)
0012
National Flag Graphic
1940
Blohm and Voss Bv 222 Wiking (Viking)
Long Range Reconnaissance / Transport Flying Boat
Picture of the Blohm and Voss Bv 222 Wiking (Viking)
0013
National Flag Graphic
1941
Blohm and Voss Bv 238
Flying Boat Aircraft
Picture of the Blohm and Voss Bv 238
0014
National Flag Graphic
1944
Blohm and Voss Bv P.111
Asymmetric Maritime Patrol / Long-Range Reconnaissance Aircraft Proposal
Picture of the Blohm and Voss Bv P.111
0015
National Flag Graphic
1940
Boeing 314 Clipper (C-98)
Long-Range Flying Boat Aircraft
Picture of the Boeing 314 Clipper (C-98)
0016
National Flag Graphic
1939
CANT Z.501 Gabbiano (Gull)
Reconnaissance Flying Boat Aircraft
Picture of the CANT Z.501 Gabbiano (Gull)
0017
National Flag Graphic
1936
Caproni Ca.4
Triple-Engine Heavy Bomber Triplane Aircraft
Picture of the Caproni Ca.4
0018
National Flag Graphic
1918
CHDB A-90 Orlyonok (Eaglet) (Ekranoplan)
Ground Effect Flying Boat / Transport Aircraft
Picture of the CHDB A-90 Orlyonok (Eaglet) (Ekranoplan)
0019
National Flag Graphic
1979
Consolidated PB2Y Coronado
Maritime Reconnaissance / Bomber Flying Boat Aircraft
Picture of the Consolidated PB2Y Coronado
0020
National Flag Graphic
1940
Consolidated PBY Catalina
Long-Range Maritime Patrol Flying Boat
Picture of the Consolidated PBY Catalina
0021
National Flag Graphic
1936
Consolidated XP4Y Corregidor
Maritime Patrol Aircraft / Flying Boat Aircraft
Picture of the Consolidated XP4Y Corregidor
0022
National Flag Graphic
1939
CONVAIR Skate
Seaplane Fighter / Flying Boat Fighter / Interceptor
Picture of the CONVAIR Skate
0023
National Flag Graphic
1949
Curtiss H-16
Seaplane / Flying Boat Aircraft
Picture of the Curtiss H-16
0024
National Flag Graphic
1917
Curtiss NC (Nancy Boat)
Long-Range Flying Boat Biplane Aircraft
Picture of the Curtiss NC (Nancy Boat)
0025
National Flag Graphic
1918
Curtiss Wanamaker (Model T / Model 3)
Four-Engine Triplane Flying Boat Aircraft
Picture of the Curtiss Wanamaker (Model T / Model 3)
0026
National Flag Graphic
1916
Dornier Do 18
Maritime Reconnaissance Flying Boat Aircraft
Picture of the Dornier Do 18
0027
National Flag Graphic
1938
Dornier Do 214 (P.192)
Long-Range Flying Boat / Transport Aircraft Proposal
Picture of the Dornier Do 214 (P.192)
0028
National Flag Graphic
1943
Dornier Do 24
Reconnaissance / Transport / Search and Rescue Flying Boat
Picture of the Dornier Do 24
0029
National Flag Graphic
1937
Dornier SeaStar
Multirole Amphibious Aircraft
Picture of the Dornier SeaStar
0030
National Flag Graphic
2020
Felixstowe F.2
Flying Boat Aircraft
Picture of the Felixstowe F.2
0031
National Flag Graphic
1917
Felixstowe F.5
Reconnaissance Flying Boat
Picture of the Felixstowe F.5
0032
National Flag Graphic
1918
Felixstowe Fury (Porte Super-Baby)
Five-Engine Triplane Flying Boat Aircraft
Picture of the Felixstowe Fury (Porte Super-Baby)
0033
National Flag Graphic
1918
Grumman Goose (G-21)
Multirole Flying Boat Aircraft
Picture of the Grumman Goose (G-21)
0034
National Flag Graphic
1937
Grumman HU-16 Albatross
Flying Boat / Utility Transport Aircraft
Picture of the Grumman HU-16 Albatross
0035
National Flag Graphic
1949
Harbin SH-5 (Shuishang Hongzhaji)
Amphibious Flying Boat / Maritime Patrol Aircraft
Picture of the Harbin SH-5 (Shuishang Hongzhaji)
0036
National Flag Graphic
1986
Hughes H-4 Hercules (Spruce Goose)
Heavy-Lift Transport / Flying Boat Prototype
Picture of the Hughes H-4 Hercules (Spruce Goose)
0037
National Flag Graphic
1945
Junkers Ju 52
Tri-Motor Transport / Medium Bomber Aircraft
Picture of the Junkers Ju 52
0038
National Flag Graphic
1932
Kawanishi H11K Soku (Blue Sky)
Heavy Flying Boat / Transport Proposal
Picture of the Kawanishi H11K Soku (Blue Sky)
0039
National Flag Graphic
1946
Kawanishi H6K (Mavis)
Maritime Reconnaissance Flying Boat Aircraft
Picture of the Kawanishi H6K (Mavis)
0040
National Flag Graphic
1938
Kawanishi H8K (Emily)
Reconnaissance / Bomber Flying Boat Aircraft
Picture of the Kawanishi H8K (Emily)
0041
National Flag Graphic
1942
Kawanishi K-200
Long-Range Jet-Powered Flying Boat Aircraft Proposal
Picture of the Kawanishi K-200
0042
National Flag Graphic
1946
Lun (Ekranoplan)
Ground Effect Flying Boat / Anti-Ship Warfare Aircraft
Picture of the Lun (Ekranoplan)
0043
National Flag Graphic
1987
Macchi M.7
Flying Boat Fighter / Pilot Trainer Biplane Aircraft
Picture of the Macchi M.7
0044
National Flag Graphic
1918
Martin JRM Mars
Flying Boat Aircraft
Picture of the Martin JRM Mars
0045
National Flag Graphic
1943
Martin P5M Marlin
Maritime Service Flying Boat Aircraft
Picture of the Martin P5M Marlin
0046
National Flag Graphic
1952
Martin P6M SeaMaster
Jet-Powered Flying Boat
Picture of the Martin P6M SeaMaster
0047
National Flag Graphic
1955
Martin PBM Mariner
Maritime Reconnaissance Flying Boat Aircraft
Picture of the Martin PBM Mariner
0048
National Flag Graphic
1941
Saunders-Roe A.27 London
Reconnaissance Flying Boat Aircraft
Picture of the Saunders-Roe A.27 London
0049
National Flag Graphic
1936
Saunders-Roe A.36 Lerwick
Reconnaissance Flying Boat Aircraft
Picture of the Saunders-Roe A.36 Lerwick
0050
National Flag Graphic
1939
Saunders-Roe SR.A-1
Experimental Flying Boat Fighter
Picture of the Saunders-Roe SR.A-1
0051
National Flag Graphic
1947
Shin Meiwa US-1 / PS-1
Maritime Search and Rescue / Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) Flying Boat Aircraft
Picture of the Shin Meiwa US-1 / PS-1
0052
National Flag Graphic
1971
ShinMaywa US-2
Amphibious Flying Boat Aircraft
Picture of the ShinMaywa US-2
0053
National Flag Graphic
2007
Short S25 Sunderland
Long-Range Maritime / Reconnaissance Flying Boat
Picture of the Short S25 Sunderland
0054
National Flag Graphic
1938
Short S45 Solent
Flying Boat Passenger Airliner
Picture of the Short S45 Solent
0055
National Flag Graphic
1946
Sikorsky S-43 (Baby Clipper)
Flying Boat / Amphibious Transport Aircraft
Picture of the Sikorsky S-43 (Baby Clipper)
0056
National Flag Graphic
1935
Supermarine Stranraer
Reconnaissance Flying Boat Aircraft
Picture of the Supermarine Stranraer
0057
National Flag Graphic
1937
Supermarine Walrus (Seagull)
Search and Rescue / Reconnaissance Amphibious Flying Boat Aircraft
Picture of the Supermarine Walrus (Seagull)
0058
National Flag Graphic
1935


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