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Convair F2Y Sea Dart (1953) was a unique American seaplane fighter aircraft that rode on twin hydro-skis for takeoff. It flew only as a prototype, and never entered production. It is the only seaplane so far to have exceeded the speed of sound (in shallow dive).

Convair Sea Dart was a unique American seaplane fighter aircraft that rode on twin hydro-skis for takeoff. It flew only as a prototype, and never entered production. It is the only seaplane so far to have exceeded the speed of sound (in shallow dive).

The Convair F2Y Sea Dart was a fascinating experimental aircraft which was built to fulfil a 1948  US Navy request for a supersonic jet seaplane. The F2Y Sea Dart featured a delta-wing layout, watertight hull and two retractable hydro-skis which were deployed for takeoff and landing. When the aircraft was stationary, or moving at under ...Continue reading ‘Convair F2Y Sea Dart’ »

Convair Sea Dart was a unique American seaplane fighter aircraft that rode on twin hydro-skis for takeoff. It flew only as a prototype, and never entered production. It is the only seaplane so far to have exceeded the speed of sound (in shallow dive).

January 14, 1953: First flight of the Convair F2Y Sea Dart

Convair Sea Dart was a unique American seaplane fighter aircraft that rode on twin hydro-skis for takeoff. It flew only as a prototype, and never entered production. It is the only seaplane so far to have exceeded the speed of sound (in shallow dive).

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A seaplane fighter aircraft that only existed as a prototype. It first flew on 14 January 1953 and was cancelled in The only seaplane to exceed the speed of sound.

Jet flying through hanger with man on the ground

Jet flying through hanger with man on the ground. All I can think about is, "You ever flew through a hanger before?" from the John Wayne movie 'Wings of Eagles'.

“JDF’s VTOL aircraft” from “The Irregular at Magic High School” Concept Art / Design by IZMOJUKI

“JDF’s VTOL aircraft” from “The Irregular at Magic High School” Concept Art / Design by IZMOJUKI

"If all goes according to plan, a thunderously overpowered racing machine called RP-4 will reach a straight and level speed in excess of 528.3 mph and become the world’s fastest piston-driven plane. The 22-year-old record is held by a modified World War II—era Grumman F8F Bearcat.”

"If all goes according to plan, a thunderously overpowered racing machine called will reach a straight and level speed in excess of mph and become the world’s fastest piston-driven plane. The record is held by a modified World War II—era Grumman Bearcat.

Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress

bomber being towed across the Mad River Bridge to the USAF Museum at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio

b- 17 flying fortress WWII

b- 17 flying fortress WWII

C-130 fuselage transported in a C-5. Use to see these a lot when at Elmendorf AFB in Alaska.

fuselage transported in a Use to see these a lot when at Elmendorf AFB in Alaska.

Blue Angeles Constellation

Pensecola Florida is their home base "Blue Angels" Lockheed circa

The remarkable Convair Sea Dart. The Convair Sea Dart was a unique American…

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