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sea dart | Convair F2Y Sea Dart supersonic seaplane

The Convair Sea Dart remains to this day the only sea plane to ever break the sound barrier. It was awesome.

incredible aircraft | Photos below are from Joe Idoni's great Crash Sites Adventures .

Grumman Albatross flying boat - Renzo's absolute favorite of the sea planes

ryan x-13 experimental vertijet 1950s in vertical flight

Ryan Vertijet (company designation Model was an experimental Vertical Take-Off and Landing aircraft flown in the United States in the

Blohm  Voss BV 238 V1.  German sources claim that the BV 238 V1 was discovered by the RAF between 23 April and 26 April 1945. The Allies were concerned that Hitler could use it to escape to South America, and so an attack followed shortly afterwards. The aircraft was attacked by Hawker Typhoons, or Hawker Tempests. Their strafing set the engines alight, and the aircraft burnt and sank with only part of a wing remaining above the surface.

The Blohm & Voss BV 222 Wiking (German: "Viking") six-engined German flying boat of World War II.

The Junkers Ju 87 “Sturzkampfbomber,” or Stuka, was a feared weapon in Nazi Germany’s arsenal, especially at the start of the war when it became a symbol of German aggression with its trademark siren, known as “Jericho trumpets,” blaring as the aircraft hurtled down to its target. “The Stuka as an exhibit is incredibly important to us because there are hardly any left,” Sebastian Bangert, said spokesman for the Military History Museum in Berlin.

The Junkers Ju 87 “Sturzkampfbomber,” or Stuka, was a feared weapon in Nazi Germany’s arsenal,…

the EWR VJ 101C experimental German jet fighter VTOL tiltjet aircraft, circa 1965  (images via The X-Planes of Europe, Tony Buttler with Jean-Louis Delezenne, Hikoki Publications)

the EWR VJ experimental German jet fighter VTOL tiltjet aircraft, circa 1965 (images via The X-Planes of Europe, Tony Buttler with Jean-Louis Delezenne, Hikoki Publications)

First prototype of the Saunders-Roe SR.A/1 (s/n TG263)

Saunders-Roe was a prototype flying boat fighter aircraft designed and built by Saunders-Roe in It was tested by the Royal Air Force shortly after World War II.

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