Great big floater...

Great big floater...

Postby CJS on Sun 24 Dec 2017, 10:06 am

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-42471045

The maiden flight of apparently the world's biggest amphibian aeroplane.
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Re: Great big floater...

Postby HeyfordDave111 on Sun 24 Dec 2017, 1:11 pm

Is it bigger than a Martin Mars?

If so that’s a big old or should that be new, airoplane
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Re: Great big floater...

Postby Domvickery on Sun 24 Dec 2017, 1:15 pm

I wonder if the Iron fist will protect it
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Re: Great big floater...

Postby cg_341 on Sun 24 Dec 2017, 1:25 pm

HeyfordDave111 wrote:Is it bigger than a Martin Mars?

Wikipedia suggests it's about 4ft longer
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Re: Great big floater...

Postby ted633 on Sun 24 Dec 2017, 5:50 pm

Albeit the Mars has a considerably larger wingspan (~75ft longer)
Don't the Chinese have anything more modern to power it, instead of using the same powerplant as the An-12?
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Re: Great big floater...

Postby Airshowhammer on Sun 24 Dec 2017, 7:18 pm

When i clicked on the link i was expecting to see a long brown thing...
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Re: Great big floater...

Postby FarnboroJohn on Sun 24 Dec 2017, 9:14 pm

I think the Mars is a flying boat (as was the Spruce Goose): hence the Chinese claim to have the largest amphibian. Presumably its bigger than the Berievs, although I note that the BBC describes it as the largest "in production", not exactly a stupendous claim.

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