Playlist - Forgotten Aircraft

Decomposing Behemoth; The Convair XC-99

Decomposing Behemoth; The Convair XC-99

Bet you think the B-29 was pretty big, right? How about the B-36? In fact, they are just teeny-tiny boys compared to this monster – the XC-99

The Vought Corsair; Forgotten Original

The Vought Corsair; Forgotten Original

Everyone has heard of the Vought Corsair, the legendary fighter/attacker of WW2 (and after). But many don’t know that it wasn’t the first…

Junkers-Larsen JL-12; The Tommy Gun-Ship

Junkers-Larsen JL-12; The Tommy Gun-Ship

Stuck with a load of aircraft you desperately need to unload? Stick 28 Tommy Guns in them as gunships and try to flog them to the US Army!

SNCASO SO.8000 Narval; Terrible Beauty

SNCASO SO.8000 Narval; Terrible Beauty

The SO 8000 Narval looked absolutely magnificent. Unfortunately it was erratic in the air and basically obsolete at conception.

The Westland Wyvern; Outdated Monster

The Westland Wyvern; Outdated Monster

The Wyvern was remarkable for using a turboprop engine. Alas, its development was so long it was basically unneeded once it got into service.

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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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