(We'll return to the story just as soon as I find a plot to borrow, but for now...).
...Jet-powered flying boats? Jet fighters? Supersonic jet fighters that ply the seas on their own hulls? Sure, it sounds like "edible, chocolate-chipotle-flavored automobile tires," but in fact there have been at least two designs flown, one of 'em faster than sound.
Have a look!
T. R. MCELROY'S STREAMLINED TELEGRAPH KEYS
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