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The Kawanishi H8K Emilly Large Flying Boat Patrol Bomber of the IJNAF. The largest plane of the IJNAF for such missions as reconnaissance, torpedo attack and anti submarine warfare but compared to the largest proposal it was merely a tiny boat!

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The Kawanishi KX-03
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This monster's stat whose next the largest US flying boat the Hughes H-4 Hercules The Spruce Goose was only a toy!!!
The IJN ordered Kawanishi to study 500 ton class flying boat in the beginning of 1943.
Date of start of Design: 1943
Overall length: 162m
Wing Span: 180m
Height: 35.4m
Wing area: 1,150 square meters
Gross weight: 460tons
Range: 18,520km
Payload: 900 soldiers with normal equipments,
Engines; 12 x Ne201 turboprop engines (7,000hp + static thrust 900kg/each engine, total 132,000hp)
6x Ne330 jet engines (total equivalent 7,920hp)
crew: 24.

Original Drawing by Syuto Koga:
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Coloured by the software: Recolored
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AzabacheSilverHobbyist General Artist
I saw this plane in my WWII books I bought as a kid, but bigger than The Spruce Goose?  That aircraft is huge!
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  • Crew: three
  • Length: 218 ft 8 in (66.65 m)
  • Height: 79 ft 4 in (24.18 m)
  • Fuselage height: 30 ft (9.1 m)
  • Loaded weight: 400,000 lb (180,000 kg)
  • Propellers: four-bladed Hamilton Standard, prop, one per engine
    • Propeller diameter: 17 ft 2 in (5.23 m)
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thx
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Had this thing been built, "flying ship" would've been a more accurate designation. Except that would've confused everybody since it's so similar to "airship" which (outside of steampunk and RPGs) always refers to blimps.
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The H8K was built and used.
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TzoliHobbyist Digital Artist
well the large amphibious aircraft was often called and designated flying boats.
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Midway2009Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's a beast! :wow:
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they called it tiny boat?? from a bombers perspective its big!!Riolu Happy 
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TzoliHobbyist Digital Artist
That's not what I write!

"but compared to the largest proposal it was merely a tiny boat!"
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DanisaiahHobbyist General Artist
oh(i just saw a war ship compared to that.... yea it is tiny) sorry.....
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Very beautiful!...
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indeed!
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I love flying boats.  Would love to go for a flight on one one day.  Are any of the H8Ks still flying?
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Sadly no, there are a few in museums but they are too large to maintain.
But there are plenty of PBY Catalinas
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:D Another brill colouring
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Thx :)
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