Ever Heard of "Pack-plane"? #shorts


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Ever Heard of "Pack-plane"? #shorts



Packplane or XC-120 was a one-of-a-kind aircraft, with its removable cargo compartment. It looked cool and it was #NotWhatYouThink #NWYT #shorts

Music:
Prescient – Howard Harper-Barnes

Footage:
National Archives

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  1. If it could load containers like trucks, trains, and ships it could be useful. I can see this used to taking containers to remote areas. Then the same container could go from ship, to truck, to aircraft, to location.

  2. Would be useful nowadays for disaster relief, by dropping in field hospitals or shelters. Woth global warming ramping up, this would save lives, though I'm sure it was abandoned for a reason. : /

  3. Why don't we just Air drop prefab homes? They could be inflatable with concrete cloth that gets hydrated upon inflation via a pressure fed sprinkler system.

  4. there were so many crazy aviation and marine engineering projects from the 1930s to the mid 50s before we figured out what works and what doesn’t. no idea was too crazy, everyone was just throwing different shit against the wall to see what sticks.

    here’s some of the designs/prototypes that stretched the limits of what was possible during that era:

    using rigid airships as flying aircraft carriers, J2 class I-6 & the J3 class, type B1 (I-15 series) submarines, I-400-class submarine, AN-1 submarine aircraft carrier, aircraft carrier kaga, B-36 peacemaker, dornier aerodyne, blohm & voss BV 141, mcdonnell XF-85 "goblin", curtiss-goupil duck, bartini brriev VVA-14, SAAB 21, plymouth A-A-2004, bleriot 125, edgely optica, leduc 0.21, westland pterodactyl IV, vought XF5U "flying pancake", and the kyushu J7W "shinden".

    what a time to be alive!