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Discussion in 'Flight Following' started by Spring Ford, Jun 8, 2019.
Here's a variant, guess the guy inside was claustrophobic?
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.
It is ugly..
I was ugly before it was cool....
Are you saying you haven't slept with worse?
Ugly is it’s middle name.
I would love to have one of these....
Looks like an MCAS bumper.
The Brits always had a talent for producing effective, but occasionally ugly, airplanes.
Very extensive modification of the Comet.
That was an aircraft that was solely designed for ground effect flying.
It's almost as if British planes were the French cars of aviation.
Occasionally? Almost always. Spitfire excluded.
Ugh, it's like you guys aren't even trying
Further proof that you can throw a wing and a power plant on just about anything and make it fly.
Well, maybe not ugly ... Homely yes, ugly no. Emigh A-2 Trojan:
Waco (yes, that Waco) Model W Aristocraft:
Northrop YC-125 Raider:
A nose only a mother can love.
Now, now. Let's see if we can maybe change your mind on that:
de Havilland DH 103 Hornet:
Hawker Hunter F.58:
de Havilland DH.88 Comet Racer (remember, this was 1934!):
de Havilland Vampire:
Hawker Sea Fury:
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):
And, of course, Concorde:
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.
It even sounds ugly. Turn up the volume.
That ain't ugly -- it's beautiful. Saw one land at DFW one time and fell in love with it.
As usual, still in development, has fantastic specs (over 400knots at 65,000 feet -- prop driven) and etc. Uglier than home made sin.
I fly a Cardinal so everything else is ugly.
That's impressive V-12 powered, water cooled, turbo charged, piston engine. You got to love that...
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?
Is that just so you can seduce women?
My favorite ugly plane has always been the Edgley Optica
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'.
Me too. Those things look awesome. I'd settle for just seeing one fly in person.
If it’s ugly, it’s British
If it’s weird, it’s French,
If it’s ugly and weird, it’s Russian
Somebody has fantastic specs confused with fantasy specs...
Heh. Not me. I meant it in the original sense of "fantastic" -- as in, "fantasy-like."
I was referring to the promoters.
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.
How could y'all leave this one out?