Flying Aircraft Carrier

Concept airplane from 1955. Jet fighters would land on top of it, then be lowered below on the ramp. It reminded me of the flying aircraft carrier (or "helicarrier") from the Avengers movies.

1955 Concept "Flying Airfield" -- Source: Life - Sep 26, 1955

Avengers' Helicarrier
     Posted By: Alex - Sat May 30, 2015
     Category: Air Travel and Airlines

Well, if it doesn't run on some subsidized fuel (like solar or bio-fuel) then it'll never get gubment approval.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 05/30/15 at 10:18 AM
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Posted by Joshua Z. Levin on 05/30/15 at 10:55 AM
After WW1, the USA's Navy (or Army?) was experimenting with Zeppelin style air ships. IIRC they had one that carried 2 scout biplanes. To 'land', the plane had a hook above it's upper wing. The air ship would lower a trapeze type swinging bar for the plane to hook onto.
Posted by BMN on 05/30/15 at 12:31 PM
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 05/30/15 at 12:36 PM
Don't forget the Ryan VTOL Vertifan
Posted by BrokeDad in Midwest US on 05/30/15 at 05:50 PM
It was years ago when I read about this, so my "facts" were a bit off. :red:
Posted by BMN on 05/31/15 at 01:00 PM
"Sky Captain And The World Of Tomorrow" - an underrated movie from about fifteen years ago had a fleet of craft similar to the Avengers design. In the Captain's world, everything flew.
Posted by KDP on 06/01/15 at 10:26 AM
I think I saw that movie.... strange stuff indeed.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 06/01/15 at 11:39 AM
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