The Spitfire was the British “Go To” aircraft whenever a requirement came up, including several attempts to convert it into a floatplane.
Playlist - Forgotten Aircraft
When the British wanted a new fighter in 1931 that was superior to anything flying, Blackburn came up with something rather unusual…and which ultimately never got off the ground!
When Argentina needed to update their air force during WW2, they decided to build an aircraft inspired by the de Havilland Mosquito.
When the famous Il-2 attack aircraft proved good at shooting down German ground support aircraft, work to develop a fighter variant began.
When Messerschmitt decided to build a fast bomber, they thought there existing Bf 110 heavy fighter might make a good basis. It wasn’t.
“Germany had no interest in heavy bomber in WW2. They focused on tactical use for aircraft.” Very true, but that wasn’t the original idea…
When the RAF were figuring how to tackle German night bombers, they took a good aircraft, applied a couple of logical concepts, and ruined it
Romania military efforts in WW2 tend to get overlooked, which means the fact they produced a reasonably effective fighter gets forgotten.
Desperate for fighters to combat the Japanese, the Chinese Republic began development of several aircraft to fulfil the role.
When talking about “What-If?” aircraft, one that is often overlooked may in fact be one of the biggest what-ifs going
About This Playlist
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!