DC-3 on Floats

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  1. R-2800

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    Yup it's true, have a pic of one in flight but scanner is not working at the moment


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    You mean this one?

    There were about 5 built for air/sea rescue operations in Alaska and the Pacific.
     

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    what is it with the Americans and putting things on floats :lol: if you ask me the finest looking floatplane of all time is a float equipt Swordfish :thumbright:
     
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    And British ofcourse. :lol:

    I like the Walrus and the Bv138.
     
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    well matt she is a looker :thumbright:

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    nope its another one, frontal view i think
     
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    Looks alright, not as good as the Kingfisher though;)
     
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    the only thing i like about the kingfisher is the fact she has 3 supports to her central float, i dunno why but that looks great........
     
  9. HealzDevo

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    Are there any other float-planes you can find? Did the Mustang ever have a project to put floats on it?
     
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    I doubt they would have made a mustang on floats or any other fighter but ya' never know
     
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    I mean if it is just for the purposes of ferrying them across to Europe. Be an efficient way if you could work it. I know there was an extra wing put on the Hurricane for long range transport as an extra fuel tank...
     
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    that was never adapted though, and the most immediate examples of converted to float fighters are the Spitfire and Rufe (Zero)......
     
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    The only american figher tested on floats that I know of was the F4F, never went passed the experimental phase though. Aircraft on snow ski's are another thing though. I think just about every major fighter in Europe was tested with snow ski's. The P-51 Mustang was tested but not accepted as a carrier aircraft though.

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    ah yes, forgot about that brute.....
     
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    Looks interesting. Bit top heavy looking though...
     
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    Not to mention what those floats do for the performance of the airplane!
     
  17. Gnomey

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    Yeah, it must of been a real slug once it was in the air
     
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    Okay, I know the Spitfire was tested as a float-plane. Anyone got any images of this particular aircraft...
     
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    Floats don't help perfarmance but they don't detract as much you might think . the Spit according to my bible hit around 350 knots and the Wildcat about 270
     
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