Long before George Lucas, there was the Prajadhipok, the original Thai fighter. Though to be fair, it wasn’t very good by the sound of it.
Playlist - Forgotten Aircraft
The P-47 is the definition of the big, radial-engine fighter. What sort of inline engine could fit in such a rotund plane? Hint: A BIG one!
The Paribatra was Thailand’s first indigenously designed and built aircraft – a rather remarkable achievement.
While other nuclear bombers tended to be big bruisers, the French went with an elegant – dare I say beautiful – design.
When the US Navy wanted a back up to the program that would produce the legendary F-4, Vought had just the thing – the Crusader III.
When the USAAF wanted a ground attacker during WW2, Vultee/Convair came up with a monster that had an astonishing amount of firepower.
Brewster has a reputation for building…questionable aircraft. But their final design before going out of business, was a real stinker.
While the Jaguar is remembered for its service in both the RAF and FAF, most don’t know that it had been intended to be a carrier aircraft.
In the Vietnam War, Charlie ruled the night…until the Lockheed YO-3A came on the scene and started watching them.
Barely remembered today is North American’s first foray into building bombers – the XB-21 Dragon. And it carried a heck of a payload.
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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!