Any info on this plane?
It looks like something out of Popular Mechanics, and I’d say it was a projection of what the flying boat would look like in the 50′s, made somewhere in the late 30′s, when such aircraft only seemed to get bigger and more luxurious, and before the dawn of the runway, and ultimately, the jet age, completely killed the concept.
Dornier Do X, the biggest flying boat of the pre-war era
Saunders-Roe Princess , the last big commercial flying boat.
The wing windows coming from the Junkers G.38, the biggest land-based aircraft of her time:
By the way, I wholeheartedly blame the Spruce Goose for the dead of the flying boat, and while I know it’s not actually the case, fuck it, that plane was a fucking mistake that should have never been build, and I still find it a disgrace that people still add it to the “world’s biggest planes” lists, a list it doesn’t belong to because it never flew!
“B-but Enrique, it actually flew! There’s a video and everything!” No fuck you, that wasn’t flight, that was ground effect, a phenomenon that allows aircraft that otherwise shouldn’t fly to stay above ground, BUT ONLY IF the altitude they maintain is lower than their total wingspan, as if they go higher, proper aerodynamics take hold and the damn thing goes down, as I’m sure it would have happened to this bullshit machine.
Man, I hate this plane.