Playlist - Forgotten Aircraft

VEF I-16; The Latvian Lightweight

VEF I-16; The Latvian Lightweight

It is little remembered, by Latvia made an attempt to build their own fighter in the late 1930s, building on a rapid development program.

The Grumman XF5F Skyrocket; Naval Hot-rod

The Grumman XF5F Skyrocket; Naval Hot-rod

When the US Navy realised they didn’t have an effective interceptor in 1937, Grumman came up with an innovative – and odd-looking – solution.

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The Martin Baker MB.5? Westland Wendover? Some of the aircraft here have just faded into history. Some were good planes that just came at the wrong time and so are now barely remembered. And some are just so utterly weird it boggles the mind as to what the designers were thinking!

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