Accession Number : ADA206243


Title :   The Use of Seaplanes as an Advanced Weapon Systemxc


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA


Personal Author(s) : Kreniski, Algeu


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a206243.pdf


Report Date : Sep 1988


Pagination or Media Count : 109


Abstract : In this thesis the military potential of giant seaplanes as carriers of fighter/attack aircraft is considered. After a survey of past seaplane developments possible scenarios to demonstrate the utility of seaplane carriers are discussed. This is followed by preliminary seaplane sizing, design, and operational considerations. It is concluded that a fleet of Boeing 747-size amphibian planes carrying one or two F-5-size fighter/attack planes offers new and attractive military possibilities that merit further evaluation.


Descriptors :   *FIGHTER AIRCRAFT , *ATTACK AIRCRAFT , *SEAPLANES , ADVANCED WEAPONS , SYSTEMS ANALYSIS , AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING , THESES , WEAPON SYSTEMS


Subject Categories : Aircraft
      Attack and Fighter Aircraft


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE