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Peoples Republic of China unveils large flying boat

I've always found flying boats to be exotic and beautiful. Mainland China trotted out this aircraft in late July 2016. I've attached two opposing articles with some video. ( More...

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Bill Orton 2
This is an article that purportedly reveals the real purpose of the flying boat.
bbabis 1
I understand that jet seaplanes require certain design features but this looks like a direct knockoff of the Russian seaplanes.
Alan Brown 1
It is interesting to see the market for large seaplanes returning after a long time.
I guess the age of the "China Clipper" are coming back.


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