When Fokker lost a major contract to build bombers for the Dutch East Indies, they responded by coming up with a thoroughly up-to-date design
Playlist - Forgotten Aircraft
It might appear to be a run-of-the-mill bomber of its day, but the Fokker T.V was originally planned for shooting down other aircraft!
Considering the amount of combat it saw from 1942 until 1945, it is quite remarkable how poorly remembered the Martin Baltimore is!
An aircraft that fought both for and against the Allies, played critical roles in some of the major events of WW2…and is barely remembered!
In the late 1920s an increasingly militant Japan decided they might need a heavy bomber…and they didn’t mess around with it!
Everyone knows everything there is to know about the Avro Lancaster, right? Nothing more to be said, surely?
It might not have been much a success, nor be well remembered but the Budd RB-1 Conestoga had a number of advanced features.
When the Iranian hostage crisis needed a solution Lockheed and the US Special Operations community came up with a radical solution.
You might think that flying aircraft carriers are largely a thing of fiction, but the Soviets managed to use some in combat during WW2!
Lithuanian isn’t really rated as a fighter producer, but once the country had one of its own design that seemed to offer great potential.
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!