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Re: New Mustang & Lightning seaplanes
« Reply #30 on: February 08, 2015, 07:31:35 PM »
Of course, Daddy Tophe knew a Twin-Jackstang JK-51Z was a possible extra-fun, with intermeshing 4-blade propellers to have more thrill... But let's be serious a little, and the marine JK-51ZH was safer:

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Re: New Mustang & Lightning seaplanes
« Reply #31 on: February 08, 2015, 08:28:22 PM »
In the universe of cartoons, there is no drag (of floats or else) to counteract, but a third engine could be added to the Sea-Jackning, just for fun (or beauty contest):

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Re: New Mustang & Lightning seaplanes
« Reply #32 on: February 08, 2015, 10:03:36 PM »
The Sea-Jackning family includes of course twin-planes (Zwillings) and asymmetric jokes (for collectors):

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Re: New Mustang & Lightning seaplanes
« Reply #33 on: February 08, 2015, 10:47:05 PM »
And a glider Sea-Jackning-Zero is being tugged in the air by the powerful single-seater Sea-Jackning-6e:

 :icon_fsm: ;) :icon_music:

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Re: New Mustang & Lightning seaplanes
« Reply #34 on: February 09, 2015, 03:06:22 AM »
Asymmetric Sea-Jacknings are a rich family:

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Re: New Mustang & Lightning seaplanes
« Reply #35 on: February 09, 2015, 03:31:07 AM »
No, seriously, here is the jet-sea-Lightning (now jets can eat chickens but at that time they were broken by drops of water):

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Re: New Mustang & Lightning seaplanes
« Reply #36 on: February 09, 2015, 08:07:24 PM »
The single-jet, single main-float variant featured a V-tail:

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Re: New Mustang & Lightning seaplanes
« Reply #37 on: February 09, 2015, 08:20:32 PM »
The 3-jet version was very similar (V-tail)... and very different (a flying boat, not a floatplane)...:

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Re: New Mustang & Lightning seaplanes
« Reply #38 on: February 10, 2015, 03:45:49 AM »
The Prin-38A (best-seller of the late 1940s) is not easy to build but easy to draw...:
there have been many giants between the Prin-38 and the Prin-100; among them were the Prin-51 Mustbus and twin-51: Prin-82 Twin-Mustbus (the Twin-Princess was a derivative of the latter one):
The Lockheed engineers hated to see the appearance of this Twin-Mustbus, saying "we should have been the ones designing it!", and they urgently answered with the designs Prin-38B and 38C:

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Re: New Mustang & Lightning seaplanes
« Reply #39 on: February 11, 2015, 03:04:17 AM »
The Prin-38D had no more the look of a P-38, but it was a derivative of the Prin-38B linking to the Lightning family:
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Re: New Mustang & Lightning seaplanes
« Reply #40 on: February 11, 2015, 05:26:01 PM »
I was running out of ideas : of which P-51 (or P-38) could I invent a seaplane derivative? My 5-year-old son Jacky had an idea: "daddy, please draw a sock-plane!" (avion-chaussette in French). "I will call it Shoshel!" (Chochél or Choshelle in French)... So here is the source (SO-51D) I will base my next seaplanes on:

 :icon_fsm: :-* :icon_music: ;)

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Re: New Mustang & Lightning seaplanes
« Reply #41 on: February 11, 2015, 08:13:45 PM »
Floatplanes have a little problem about lateral stability. The Sea-Soshell introduced a new solution:

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Re: New Mustang & Lightning seaplanes
« Reply #42 on: February 12, 2015, 03:08:49 AM »
This evening, my son jacky wanted "a very sharp aircraft to sting the monster". This is it:

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Re: New Mustang & Lightning seaplanes
« Reply #43 on: February 12, 2015, 08:08:14 AM »
The ST-51B was different, with a jet-intake. The US Navy technical documentation explains why: "a drunk pilot bailing out increases the jet performance, this is called 'alcohol push' ":

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Re: New Mustang & Lightning seaplanes
« Reply #44 on: February 13, 2015, 01:16:19 AM »
The Twin-Starjacks ST-82B, D, E were two-seaters (in case one of the pilot is too afraid of the monster and bails out before reaching the target...):