XB-46 seaplane counterpart

A (very) late wartime Convair concept for a jet powered seaplane, in this case strongly influenced by the company’s elegant XB-46 bomber prototype that was also under development at the time. Aside from the hull, the naval aircraft would have substituted six Westinghouse turbojets for the XB-46’s four General Electric J35s.

Convair jet seaplane color profile

 

Convair Nuclear Seaplane