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Amphibious & Seaplanes

An amphibious aircraft or amphibian is an aircraft that can take off and land on both land and water. Fixed-wing amphibious aircraft are seaplanes (flying boats and floatplanes) that are equipped with retractable wheels, at the expense of extra weight and complexity, plus diminished range and fuel economy compared to planes designed for land or water only. Some amphibians are fitted with reinforced keels which act as skis, allowing them to land on snow or ice with their wheels up. 

A seaplane is a powered fixed-wing aircraft capable of taking off and landing (alighting) on water. Seaplanes are usually divided into two categories based on their technological characteristics: floatplanes and flying boats; the latter are generally far larger and can carry far more. Seaplanes that can also take off and land on airfields are in a subclass called amphibious aircraft, or amphibians. Seaplanes were sometimes called hydroplanes, but currently, this term applies instead to motor-powered watercraft that use the technique of hydrodynamic lift to skim the surface of the water when running at speed.

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M-5 Grigorovich Reconnaissance Flying Boat 1915 Year 1/100 Scale Model & Stand

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M-5 Grigorovich Reconnaissance Flying Boat 1915 Year1:100 ScaleManufacturer: DeAgostiniMaterial: Diecast and plasticCondition: New in original packagingHistorical referenceGrigorovich M-5 (alternative designation Shch M-5, sometimes also Shchetinin M-5) was a successful Russian World War I-era two-bay unequal-span biplane flying boat..

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Shavrov Sh-2 Soviet Amphibian Aircraft 1930 Year 1/100 Scale Rescue Plane Model

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Shavrov Sh-2 Soviet Amphibian Aircraft 1930 Year Rescue Plane Model1:100 ScaleManufacturer: DeAgostiniMaterial: Diecast and plasticCondition: New in original packagingHistorical referenceShavrov Sh-2 was a 1930s amphibian design and the first Soviet mass-produced flying boat. The small, wooden aircraft was a further development ..

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