Science: Water-Based

Before the end of World War II, seaplanes had become the stepchildren of naval aviation. Here & there a fleet of lumbering PBYs and Martins still put out on patrol, and a few floatplanes were catapulted from cruisers. But the Navy was turning almost exclusively to landplanes when the jet age caught up with naval aviation. Then seaplanes seemed to show promise again, and the waterways that cover more than half the world once more looked like useful airfields.

This week in Manhattan, Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Air John F. Floberg explained...

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