NORDIC SEA BOOTS. Reader L. Wilkins queries the size of Cub floats and whether many European aircraft are fitted with floats. The accompanying photograph should satisfy most flotation gear enthusiasts. Taken in 1950, near Oslo, the aircraft are (left to right) Noorduyn UC-64A Norseman (LN-PAE); Fairchild UC-61K Forwarder or Argus III (LN-HAO); the sole Norwegian Honningstad C-5 Norge (LN-DBW) and Piper L-4J Cub (LN-RAD) . The two black and white buoys were once German sea mines.