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The Sea Skimmer, a strange U-boat-hunting seaplane from WWII. It was designed by an Austrian arms dealer as a highly maneuverable platform to chase down and circle U-boats, which it could attack with the depth charges seen on the landing floats. It had small stubs for wings so it couldn't leave the ground effect. Armament was a 20 mm Oerlikon cannon and a machine gun. Britain was not interested.



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That doesn't hardly look safe sitting idle in a lake, let alone the English Channel or open ocean. I can see why Britain passed on it.

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