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Catamaran aircraft carriers

Started by ysi_maniac, July 14, 2022, 08:04:20 PM

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PR19_Kit

Quote from: rickshaw on July 16, 2022, 01:54:01 AM

  That particular carrier suffers from an extreme angles on it's flight deck, so extreme landing on would be a real chore. 


You'd have to be flying sideways to land-on if the ship had any speed on!  :o
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PR19_Kit

Quote from: Old Wombat on July 16, 2022, 03:37:08 AM

Not sure about catamaran aircraft, although I'm pretty sure they're a "thing";





SM-55 and 66!  :wub:

Droooool!  ;D
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

...and I'm not a closeted 'Take That' fan, I'm a REAL fan! :)

Regards
Kit

Steel Penguin

those work very well   :thumbsup:

thanks they do seem to fit the missing image in my minds eye. ;D
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sandiego89

Quote from: rickshaw on July 16, 2022, 01:54:01 AM


Catamans suffer from twisting movement between the hulls, so they are not great for aircraft carriers.....


Building it and maintenance would also be a huge problem.  Drydock/graving docks are hugely expensive to build and maintain and are often not available when you need one (ask the Russians), and there may only be one or two in the whole world that could fit a large catermeran type carrier (I am thinking of some of the large graving docks used for oil rigs, not sure even those are big enough).  Securing this dock for the several years required to build one and for periodic and emergency drydocking would be problematic.   
Dave "Sandiego89"
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PR19_Kit

And it'd be a problem getting one through the Panama Canal if required. :(

The Suez may not be so much of a problem, so long as you could get past the 'parked' Chinese box boats anyway.....
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

...and I'm not a closeted 'Take That' fan, I'm a REAL fan! :)

Regards
Kit

ysi_maniac

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JoeP

That might work, though the air compliment seems minimal.  Maybe extend it with a plug, 30-50 meters, give it a few more aircraft?

There are models of those catamarans if you're interested in building it.

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Tophe

Quote from: Steel Penguin on July 16, 2022, 02:10:04 AM
my problem is i keep reading the title of the thread and thinking,  how would a catamaran aircraft work???   the carrier can be just a normal ship,  but how does a catamaran aircraft work...  and normal double ups just dont fit the question / mental image
I wrote the (French) book "Catamarans du ciel" (catamarans in the sky) and it was published in 1994. It was not specifically about twin-hull flying boats (even if I know maybe 40 such families of projects) but about twin-boom aircraft saying they are for aircraft like what catamarans are for ships.
This book is now free to download inline at http://www.kristofmeunier.fr/CdC2.pdf  (but big: 6.6Mb)
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Tophe

Quote from: Tophe on July 30, 2022, 08:36:23 PM
twin-hull flying boats
Here is a rather modern Twin-hull airliner (dream) like of the 1950s with 6 turboprop in the Pan-Am airways:
https://www.pinterest.fr/pin/85779567894741342/
[the word "realistic" hurts my heart...]

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