Ugly aircraft

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  1. Spring Ford

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    Here's a variant, guess the guy inside was claustrophobic?
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  2. Velocity173

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    Eh, not many of the early jets were that attractive. Not sure I’d label the Meteor as ugly though. Bottom one tested the effects of G forces in the prone position.
     
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    It is ugly..:eek::eek:
     
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    I was ugly before it was cool....
     
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    Boeing X-32 ugly (4).jpg Are you saying you haven't slept with worse?
     
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    Ugly is it’s middle name.


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  7. Zeldman

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    I would love to have one of these....

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    The Brits always had a talent for producing effective, but occasionally ugly, airplanes.

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    Very extensive modification of the Comet.
     
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    That was an aircraft that was solely designed for ground effect flying.
     
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    It's almost as if British planes were the French cars of aviation.
     
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    Occasionally? Almost always. Spitfire excluded.
     
  17. Eric Stoltz

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    Ugh, it's like you guys aren't even trying[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
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    ^^^^
    Further proof that you can throw a wing and a power plant on just about anything and make it fly.
     
  19. Pilawt

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    Well, maybe not ugly ... Homely yes, ugly no. Emigh A-2 Trojan:

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    Waco (yes, that Waco) Model W Aristocraft:

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    Northrop YC-125 Raider:

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    Heftiger Pre-takeoff checklist

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    Now, now. Let's see if we can maybe change your mind on that: :D

    de Havilland DH 103 Hornet:
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    Hawker Hunter F.58:
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    de Havilland DH.88 Comet Racer (remember, this was 1934!):
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    de Havilland Vampire:
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    The Mossie:
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    Hawker Sea Fury:
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    Vickers VC10 (On a 6 hour connection at Heathrow in 1965, I remember as a 10 year old watching these launch and immediately disappear up into the low cloud on a grey London day):
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    Avro Vulcan:
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    And, of course, Concorde:
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    I’m pretty sure I married my wife because her grandfather was a Mosquito pilot. He wished he’d had a chance to fly the Hornet. And the Comet racer is one of my favorite planes of all time.
     
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    It even sounds ugly. Turn up the volume. :confused:

     
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  24. Piperonca

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    That ain't ugly -- it's beautiful. Saw one land at DFW one time and fell in love with it.
     
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    I fly a Cardinal so everything else is ugly.
     
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    That's impressive V-12 powered, water cooled, turbo charged, piston engine. You got to love that...:thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
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  28. Stephen Poole

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    I don't know enough to say. Is there enough air at 65000 for a prop to "bite?" I know some military planes can do it, but aren't all of them turbofans/jets?
     
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    Is that just so you can seduce women?
     
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    My favorite ugly plane has always been the Edgley Optica

     
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    I'll play.

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    flame on!
     
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    That was my thought as well. The C130 has a service ceiling of 33,000'. P3 is 28,000'. Seems improbable that a piston powered prop could get up to 65,000'.
     
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    Me too. Those things look awesome. I'd settle for just seeing one fly in person.
     
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    If it’s ugly, it’s British
    If it’s weird, it’s French,
    If it’s ugly and weird, it’s Russian
     
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    Somebody has fantastic specs confused with fantasy specs...
     
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  37. Stephen Poole

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    Heh. Not me. I meant it in the original sense of "fantastic" -- as in, "fantasy-like."
     
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    I was referring to the promoters. :D
     
  39. Stephen Poole

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    I figured that. I guess I should have used the word "fantasticAL." :)

    Y'all've been doing this a lot longer than me. I'm still getting used to all of the small companies that announce a new plane design, publish fantasticAL specs for it (including an unbelievable price) .. .. ... and then they go bankrupt.
     
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  40. UngaWunga

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    How could y'all leave this one out?

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