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Convair F2Y Sea Dart...very cool airplane!....Way ahead of it's time

The Convair Sea Dart was a unique American seaplane fighter aircraft that rode on twin hydro-skis for takeoff.

Sea Dart taking off.

What is this madness! Oh, it's a Sea Dart taking off. Only five were ever built.

Convair F2Y Sea Dart (1953) was a unique American seaplane fighter aircraft that rode on twin hydro-skis for takeoff. It flew only as a prototype, and never entered production. It is the only seaplane so far to have exceeded the speed of sound (in shallow dive).

Convair Sea Dart was a unique American seaplane fighter aircraft that rode on twin hydro-skis for takeoff. It flew only as a prototype, and never entered production. It is the only seaplane so far to have exceeded the speed of sound (in shallow dive).

Navy X-47B refuels for the first time. (Navy photo)

Navy Conducts First Aerial Refueling of Carrier-Launched Drone - Defensetech

incredible aircraft | Photos below are from Joe Idoni's great Crash Sites Adventures .

Grumman Albatross flying boat - Renzo's absolute favorite of the sea planes

Convair YF2Y-1 Sea Dart.  The Worlds Fastest Flying Boat

A seaplane fighter aircraft that only existed as a prototype. It first flew on 14 January 1953 and was cancelled in The only seaplane to exceed the speed of sound.

O primeiro Sea Dart prepara-se para decolar pela primeira vez em abril de 1953

Convair Sea Dart was a unique American seaplane fighter aircraft that rode on twin hydro-skis for takeoff. It flew only as a prototype, and never entered production. It is the only seaplane so far to have exceeded the speed of sound (in shallow dive).

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