If It Can Fly, It Can Float!!!

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  1. Njaco

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    Charles' "Grumman on Floats" thread and Jan's floatplane thread got me thinking of a thread dedicated to just floatplanes, seaplanes and any other contraption that they could stick a few pylons on!

    So lets post some pics!!


    These are a few I've collected.....


    Consolidated Catalina Mark I, AH562 'AX-', of No, 202 Squadron RAF, anchored at Gibraltar after an anti-submarine patrol.
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    Arado Ar 196
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    and a few more...

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    That last one just looks like they had bits left over from 20 years of plane building and decided to see what they could come up with.......
     
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    Good stuff Chris!
     
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    What is that last one? It looks a lot like one of the Saro 'amphibians'.

    Cheers

    Steve
     
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    The caption at IWM reads: "Supermarine Southampton Mk.II of 201 Squadron, Royal Air Force"
     
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    I like this thread!
     
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    How about some Arado Ar 196s?.........

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    #8 ccheese, Dec 18, 2013
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    I do like this thread !! Lemme see what I can come up with !

    How about a Heinkel 115, for starters ?

    Charles
     

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    nice!

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    Thanks. My eye was drawn to the tail which is slightly reminiscent of the Saro A.27 'London'.

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    It's as if Vickers Supermarine and Saunders Roe were having a competition to design the ugliest possible flying boat :)

    Cheers

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    Thought I'd just chip in with a couple of pic's I picked from my father's collection which I found after Mum had passed on.

    These are all Fairey F3s of 202 Squadron at Calaframa slipway in Malta. The squadron line up was in honour of the visit of Sir Philip Sassoon Secretary of State for Air 1924-29 and 1931–37. I believe this visit was sometime in 1933-34.

    1 Fairey F3's on parade, 202 Sqn Malta 1932-3.jpg

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    5 Fairey F3's in formation off Malta 1934.jpg

    I'll have more to follow over the next few days.
     
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    The beautiful Do-24 and huge Bv-238

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    An He 59.

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    This one, civil registration D-ASUO, caused some controversy. It was attacked by Spitfires of No. 54 Squadron and immediately landed on the water over the Goodwin Sands. It was taken in tow by the Walmer Lifeboat and beached, as seen here, on a beach in Kent.
    The crew stated that they were searching for a Luftwaffe pilot, shot down in the area earlier that day. They were all registered with the Red Cross in Geneva, the aircraft was unarmed and clearly marked in accordance with international law. It carried a rubber dinghy, stretchers, oxygen apparatus and other medical equipment.
    The British were having none of it stating that it had flown close to one of their convoys and was therefore intercepted.

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    Wow, so were they held as POWs?
     
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    Dornier Do-22 of Royal Yugoslav Naval Aviation...
     

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    #16 stona, Dec 19, 2013
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    Yes.

    The pilot was Unteroffizier Helmut Bartmann, the observer Unteroffizier Walter Anders, the wireless operator Unteroffizier Erich Schiele and the flight engineer Feldwebel Gunther Maywald who was wounded.

    The aircraft was broken up in situ.

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    How about some Japanese seaplanes................

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    How about H8K Emily
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