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Popular in mid 50's idea of supersonic hydroplanes in the role of reconnaissaters and bombers resulted in number of projects (R.L.Bartini, V.M.Myasichev). The idea was to use specialized submarine tankers for refueling aircraft during strategic transcontinental missions.
None of those projects materialized due to internal problems and success of ballistic missiles and explosive growth of satellite technology.
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