Saving lives at sea and beyond, Japan is to lead the future with its smart technology. In a particular episode of Target Special Japan, experts discovered a unique amphibious plane for search and rescue. Used by the Japanese Navy, the ShinMaywa, is the first-ever aircraft that can take off and set down between 280 and 330 meters at see as well as that can tackle three-meter swells.
This aircraft can go an amazing 4,700 km without refueling while remaining stable even at low speeds of 100 kilometers per hour. Its secret mainly lies on its fifth engine found on its upper wing part. Its European representative, Michel Théoval, said that it possesses a turbine that can generate hot air that is injected over its tail and wings and that it makes a vacuum ‘control limit layer.’ Because of these properties, the plane can glue to the sky, literally.
Now, several tests are under way for making its fire-fighting version that could accommodate 15 tons of water, which is about three times better than what others can. Interesting news, it is! Let’s check out for more updates on this story soon.