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cluttonfred

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OK, Porco Rosso fans, since the other planes in the film seem to be inspired by actual interwar designs, can anyone tell me what plane inspired this one?

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Victor Bravo

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Definitely some kinda Savoia Marchetti something or other. I should be using a loud, frustrated Italian accent when I'm writing this.

WAIT a minute (in louder, more frustrated Italian accent) it might have something to do with the Piaggio Royal Gull airplanes.....?
 

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Not for the first time, Porco Rosso makes me think how fun it would be to have a lighter, smaller version of the Shavrov Sh-2.

 

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Not for the first time, Porco Rosso makes me think how fun it would be to have a lighter, smaller version of the Shavrov Sh-2.
Looks a bit like the Sunshine Clipper, only the Clipper was a biplane...
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Made from a '40s aluminum fishing boat, according to an article in the July 1988 issue of SPORT AVIATION....

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Thinking of which, I really liked the V tailed jet flyingboat at the end;
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That loosely resembles the short-lived Italian Sea Dragon kitplane, albeit modified with a jet engine and V-tail.
There was also another, similar, Italian prototype flying-boat motor-glider circa 2000.
Finally, it loosely resembles the Sea Max monoplane kitplane, flying-boat.
So the sketch is practical ... we only wonder if that small-diameter jet would provide enough thrust.
 
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