• Short Summary

    A NEW DEVICE TO ADD COMBAT PUNCH TO AMERICA'S ANTI-SUBMARINE SEAPLANES: IT'S A TWIN, STILT-LIKE FLOAT THAT MAKES THE AIRCRAFT A STABLE WORKING PLATFORM FOR ANTI-SUBMARINE WARFARE.

  • Description

    A NEW DEVICE TO ADD COMBAT PUNCH TO AMERICA'S ANTI-SUBMARINE SEAPLANES: IT'S A TWIN, STILT-LIKE FLOAT THAT MAKES THE AIRCRAFT A STABLE WORKING PLATFORM FOR ANTI-SUBMARINE WARFARE.

    THE FLOATS ENABLE THE AIRCRAFT TO FLOAT WITH A MINIMUM OF SEA ROLL, PROVIDING A COMBINATION OF CRUISE SPEED AND RANGE UNEQUALLED BY ANY AIRCRAFT.

    A U.S.NAVY PEM-5 SEAPLANE, FITTED WITH THE FLOATS, GAVE A DEMONSTRATION OFF THE CALIFORNIAN COAST RECENTLY.ANOTHER PEM PLANE NOT EQUIPPED WITH THE FLOATS PROVIDED A COMPARISON.THIS AIRCRAFT ROCKED SO MUCH IN FOUR-FOOT WAVES THAT ITS CREW WERE HANDICAPPED IN CARRYING OUT ROUTINE TASKS, WHEREAS MEN ON THE SEAPLANE WITH FLOATS NOTICED VERY LITTLE ROLL.

    FOR DEMONSTRATION PURPOSES, THE VERTICAL FLOATS WERE PERMANENTLY FIXED IN POSITION, BUT FOR OPERATIONAL USE THEY WILL BE DESIGNED TO RETRACT UNDER THE PLANE'S FUSELAGE DURING FLIGHT.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVADEICMMPBQAROXKR30O7DLUSFX
    Media URN:
    VLVADEICMMPBQAROXKR30O7DLUSFX
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/06/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:24:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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