Super Sonic Sea Plane!

Super Sonic Sea Plane!

The Convair F2Y Sea Dart was an American seaplane fighter aircraft that rode on twin hydro-skis during takeoff and landing. It flew only as a prototype, and never entered mass production. It is the only seaplane to have exceeded the speed of sound.

It was created in the 1950s, to overcome the problems with supersonic planes taking off and landing on aircraft carriers. The program was canceled after a series of unsatisfactory results and a tragic accident on 4 November 1954, in which test pilot Charles E. Richbourg was killed when the Sea Dart he was piloting disintegrated in midair. The four surviving planes were retired in 1957, but some were kept in reserve until 1962.

The model was created by the Little Jet Company. It’s a whopping 5 meters long and powered by a pair of Jet Cat P-300 turbine motors.

 

Updated: February 1, 2024 — 1:46 PM

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  1. Great and interesting project!! The question is did they have a successful take-off. Guess we have to wait for the the next videos.

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