2 Votes (4.00 Average) and 434 Views  

— — - This is a Convair F2Y-1 Sea Dart on display at the San Diego Air and Space Museum. It is the first seaplane to go supersonic. It is also the first delta wing seaplane.
/images/icons/csMagGlass.png medium / large / full

— —

Submitted

This is a Convair F2Y-1 Sea Dart on display at the San Diego Air and Space Museum. It is the first seaplane to go supersonic. It is also the first delta wing seaplane.

Comments

Please log in or register to post a comment.

a mentor
Nice -- thanks for posting this :)
CHRIS ROBEY
There was also a much larger swept wing seaplane bomber being tested around the same time as the Sea Dart. Not quite supersonic but very close to it. I think it was called the Sea Master.
a mentor
the Wiki is interesting: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Convair_F2Y_Sea_Dart

not mentioned is the impractical nature of all seaplanes -- difficulty in take off and landings in rough seas. Even the successful PBY-5a pilots manual discouraged such attempts and notes when absolutely necessary, the pilot 'could' use a full stall to flop onto the water (ouch).

Login

Don't have an account? Register now (free) for customized features, flight alerts, and more!
This website uses cookies. By using and further navigating this website, you accept this.
Dismiss
Did you know that FlightAware flight tracking is supported by advertising?
You can help us keep FlightAware free by allowing ads from FlightAware.com. We work hard to keep our advertising relevant and unobtrusive to create a great experience. It's quick and easy to whitelist ads on FlightAware or please consider our premium accounts.
Dismiss