posted on Sep, 28 2005 @ 08:52 AM
My biggest thanks goes to Waynos. The reason is, that my question are allways very specific. I know everything about Seadart and other projects, but I
am searching exactly for P.121 and P.142 info.
For others, here is short information. At America there was created program Skate. The main goal was to built a hydrojet fighter, able to land and
start from water thanks to skis. Many different wind tunnel models were built. Models called Betta 1 and 2 led directly to Convair XF2Y Seadart.
The really built and tested plane was called Seadart. The picutre shows single and twin skis version.
Convair also proposed little number of different designs
After termination of Seadart project Lockeed proposed similar water fighter, intended primarily for european NATO states.
In the Soviet union, there were also plans for the same class plane. They were made mainly at TsAGI with designations project 4221, 4221a and 5202.
All over the world exist many water bombers, hydroplans, ecranoplans and WIGs, but this topic is only about water jet fighters.