Effect of hull length-beam ratio on the hydrodynamic characteristics of flying boats in waves

Arthur W. Carter
Jan 1949

An investigation was made of the take-off and landing behavior in waves of models of a hypothetical flying boat having hull length-beam ratios of 6 and 15. The flying boat had a design gross weight of 75,000 pounds, a wing loading of 41.1 pounds per square foot, and a power loading of 11.5 pounds per brake horsepower for take-off.

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