Floatplane

A floatplane (float plane or pontoon plane) is a type of seaplane, with one or more slender pontoons (known as "floats") mounted under the fuselage to provide buoyancy. By contrast, a flying boat uses its fuselage for buoyancy. Either type of seaplane may also have landing gear suitable for land, making the vehicle an Amphibious aircraft.

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List Of Seaplanes And Amphibious Aircraft - Germany
... Albatros W.4 — single-seat floatplane fighter (1916) Albatros W.8 — two-seat floatpane (1918) Arado Ar 95 — two-seat coastal patrol and light attack floatplane (1937) Arado Ar 196 — two-seat ...
Piaggio P.6 - Development
... The second design designated, the P.6, was a floatplane with one large central float and two stabilising floats at the wingtips and a nose mounted A.20 engine ... and both were armed with a single machine gun (the flying-boat's in the bow and the floatplane's in the rear cockpit) ... In 1928, the P.6ter was produced based on the P.6 floatplane with the engine boosted to 306 kW (410 hp) ...
Short Valetta - Development
... Designed and built for the Air Ministry to enable comparisons between a floatplane/landplane and a flying boat ... powered by three Bristol Jupiter XIF engines and first flown on 21 May 1930 as a floatplane ... The aircraft last flew as a floatplane in November 1931 and was converted to a landplane ...
Short Scion Senior - Specifications (Scion Senior Floatplane)
... Maximum speed 120 knots, 116 knots as floatplane ((140 mph, 134 mph as floatplane - 225 km/h, 216 km/h as floatplane) economical cruise speed main=100 knots, 96 knots ...
Floatplane - History
... Floatplanes were widely used during World War I, and remained in naval use until World War II ... Most larger warships of that era carried floatplanes - typically four for each battleship, and one to two for each cruiser - to be launched by catapults their main task was to spot targets over ... Other floatplanes, sometimes carried on seaplane tenders, were used for bombings, reconnaissance, air-sea rescue, and even as fighters ...