Playlist - Forgotten Aircraft

The IMAM Ro.58; Finally!…But Too Late

The IMAM Ro.58; Finally!…But Too Late

With the Ro.58 the Italians might finally have got a worthwhile twin-engine heavy fighter…shame it was just too late to actually get built.

Italian Whirlwind; The IMAM Ro.57

Italian Whirlwind; The IMAM Ro.57

The Ro.57 was planned as an attacker, developed as a long-range fighter, THEN built as a dive bomber. Unsurprisingly, it never got into service.

A Formidable Big Fokker; The T.IX

A Formidable Big Fokker; The T.IX

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

The Fokker T.V; Flying “Cruiser”!

The Fokker T.V; Flying “Cruiser”!

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!

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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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