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Amphibious Herc ??

Amphibious Herc ??

RE: Amphibious Herc ??

(OP)
sure, but it's still bloody (Australian adjective/adverb) "silly"

another day in paradise, or is paradise one day closer ?

RE: Amphibious Herc ??

I don't disagree. Maybe the folks who first dreamed up the idea in the 60s (and again in the 90s) came to the same conclusion and that's why it never happened. Now those people are gone and the new folks will have to come to the same conclusion. Learning [from history] is hard (sarcasm).

RE: Amphibious Herc ??

seaplanes are my favorite kind of aircraft, but this one looks crappy. Except aesthetic factors - are V-22 gone from US military inventory? And i agree with Stephan - industry memory has length of just one generation - this is one more circle on topic analyzed more than 3 times already.

RE: Amphibious Herc ??

(OP)
strictly this is a float plane ... a seaplane has a floating fuselage (the lower fuselage has a step and chines like a float).

The Shorts Sunderland/Sandringham was a seaplane ... and a wonder to behold taking off on Sydney Harbour.

another day in paradise, or is paradise one day closer ?

RE: Amphibious Herc ??

Of interesting note is the 60s-era idea was for a seaplane version (not float plane). Old Lockheed sketches in link in post #2.

Maybe we just buy a few Beriev BE-200s instead.

RE: Amphibious Herc ??

(OP)
Martin Mars ?

another day in paradise, or is paradise one day closer ?

RE: Amphibious Herc ??

Forgive me my ignorance :D - i'm not native speaker in english language - till this time i thought that seaplane is general nomenclature for water operation capable airplanes, with split on flying boats (displacing fuselage) and floatplanes using separate floating devices and of course we have something like Grumman Duck with float integrated in the fuselage structure... but this not changing fact that floatplane Herc looks like piece of crap :D.
Considering as much Wikipedia can be count as a credible source of knowledge, they are backing my understanding of nomenclature in this matter :D:D:D:D

RE: Amphibious Herc ??

This post has a lot in common with posting on Airliners.net/forum/...

It Looks Like a C-130 Seaplane is Finally Happening
https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=10...

Regards, Wil Taylor
o Trust - But Verify!
o We believe to be true what we prefer to be true. [Unknown]
o For those who believe, no proof is required; for those who cannot believe, no proof is possible. [variation,Stuart Chase]
o Unfortunately, in science what You 'believe' is irrelevant. ["Orion", Homebuiltairplanes.com forum]

RE: Amphibious Herc ??

Just spotted this article... teaser behind a paywall. DANG.

AFSOC meets with Japanese navy to talk about US-2 amphibious aircraft
https://www.flightglobal.com/fixed-wing/usaf-meets...
In another indication that developing an amphibious Lockheed Martin C-130 is a top priority for the US Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC), the service sent Major General Eric Hill to speak with Japanese navy representatives about that country’s ShinMaywa US-2 amphibious aircraft.

Regards, Wil Taylor
o Trust - But Verify!
o We believe to be true what we prefer to be true. [Unknown]
o For those who believe, no proof is required; for those who cannot believe, no proof is possible. [variation,Stuart Chase]
o Unfortunately, in science what You 'believe' is irrelevant. ["Orion", Homebuiltairplanes.com forum]

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