A Modern Technology, Open-Ocean Seaplane Design 760922

Modern technology has been applied to derivation of a viable open-ocean seaplane design capable of operation from, and sea sitting in, sea state 5. Beginning with a delineation of traditional seaplane limitations and philosophically unencumbered by orthodoxy, the design features a blended catamaran-fuselage hull, hydrofoil, high wing, twin boom, and Vee tail with top-mounted engines. Weighing 1.25 million pounds including weapons and avionics suite, the design has been applied to a Sea Control mission. Consideration has been given to concepts for inhibition of motion sickness.


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