Photo: seaplane pilots check instruments
Check the seaplane pilots a certain type of instrument Wang Hanzong photo
PLA Naval Air Force seaplane is a seaplane equipped troops. Is only a special kind of military aircraft. It is in the military for reconnaissance, patrol, anti-submarine and rescue activities; can be used in the civilian aspects of maritime transport, marine environmental monitoring, marine resource development and forest fire prevention. The main advantage of the water plane is in the vast waters of the river, lake, river, water surface use, no runways, the use of flexible, better mobility and safety, ground support facilities, more economical, unlimited tonnage of the aircraft; main The disadvantage is limited by the hull shape is not suitable for high-speed aircraft, airframe structure weight, high resistance to wave requirements, maintenance, inconvenience and high cost of manufacturing.
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