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Gallery - Amphibians and Flying Boats (past and present)

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Beriev Be-12 Chaika/'Mail':

A Soviet Be-12 Chaika 'Mail' reconnaissance aircraft as seen in 1985. (DoD)

Beriev Be-200 Altair:

A Beriev Be-200 taking off. (Beriev) A Beriev Be-200 Altair taking off. (Beriev) A Be-200ES taking off from Gelendzhik (Beriev)

A Beriev Be-200 Altair dropping water (Beriev) A Beriev Be-200 in flight. (Beriev)

Bombardier 415 Superscooper:

A Bombardier CL-415 demonstrates its water-dropping capability at the Bagotville International Air Show June 2007 in Quebec. (CF Photo by Cpl Julie Belisle) A Bombardier 415 operated by France's Securite Civile agency. (Bombardier) A Bombardier 415 'Superscooper' tackling a wildfire. (Bombardier)

Consolidated PBY Catalina:

A restored PBY Catalina painted to mark the 75 anniversar of naval aviation. (DoD)

Grumman HU-16 Albatross:

A Grumman SA-16 Albatross takes off from a freshwater lake in Honshu, Japan, in March 1953. The aircraft is operated by the 3rd Air Rescue Group. (USAF)

ShinMaywa US-1:

A ShinMaywa US-1 flying boat of the Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force. The US-1  is being superseded by the upgraded US-1A. (JMSDF)

ShinMaywa US-2:

A ShinMaywa US-2 with a US-1A in the background. The US-2 was developed from the US-1A. (JMSDF)

Short Sunderland:

A Shorts Sunderland in flight. (RAF)


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