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Old January 13th, 2021, 07:40 PM
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Gravitic tugs pulling huge glider cargo transporters.
Antigrav self-launching sailplanes, especially if power generation capability is behind grav tech advancement.
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Antigrav self-launching sailplanes, especially if power generation capability is behind grav tech advancement.
That would be low power required for sure
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One of my other favorite jets that did not make production, but would be highly useful on Water Worlds is the Saunders-Roe jet flying boat fighter.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saunders-Roe_SR.A/1

That would have been handy down in the Falkland Islands as well.
Convair F2Y Sea Dart - supersonic jet ski/flying boat fighter.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Convair_F2Y_Sea_Dart

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Then there is the Spruce Goose flying boat transport. Again, an aircraft that would be quite useful on a Water World. Give it eight Rolls-Royce Tyne turboprops, and you have a quite potent cargo carrier.

https://www.evergreenmuseum.org/the-spruce-goose
Convair R3Y Tradewind
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Convair_R3Y_Tradewind

Jet multi-engine seaplane - Martin P6M SeaMaster
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_P6M_SeaMaster

Or its civil cargo-variant derivative, the SeaMistress:
https://www.secretprojects.co.uk/thr...mistress.6396/
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