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Douglas A2D-1 Skyshark

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With the Douglas AD-1 Skyraider operational shortly after the end of the Second World War, the U.S. Navy was already interested in a successor. Because ...

Convair XP5Y-1/R3Y-1 and –2 Tradewind

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Based on 1945 U.S. Navy requirements Consolidated-Vultee (later renamed Convair) designed a fast flying boat that was suitable for various tasks like submarine hunting, mine ...

Martin Mars

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When in the thirties the first 'Clipper' flying boats were introduced for trans-ocean passenger transport, this seemed the final solution. Independent from expensive airport main ...

Beechcraft XA-38 Grizzly

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Beechcraft is mostly associated with trainers and private aircraft. However, during the Second World War they designed and built a very potent attack bomber. Basically ...