With flying boats generally suffering from poor aerodynamics, the Blackburn company came up with a solution - retracting hull flying boats.
A recent reaction to a news article by the Taiwan MOD has bought to light a potentially interesting shift in attitude in Europe towards China
Maybe the ugliest aircraft ever (a hotly contested subject) the Blackburn Blackburn (really, that's not a misprint) was actually pretty good!
Everyone's heard of the Kaiser-Fleetwing XBTK dive-and-torpedo bomber, right? In fact, had World War Two lasted a little longer, you would've.
The Mauler is thought to hold the record for ordnance carried by a single piston engine aircraft. But despite promise, it had many issues.
An...unusual looking...design, the S.B.3 was what can happen when you keep messing with a design to try to meet changing requirements.
Adored by the pilots who flew it, the Martin Baker MB.5 represents the prop fighter in it's final - and arguably finest - form.
A prototype fighter which had the heaviest armament in the world, the loss of the MB.3 led to developments that saved thousands of lives.
Lamborghini once tried to get a piece of the military market by producing a range of rugged off road vehicles - the "Rambo Lambos"
The US military once considered developing a weapon to turn its enemies homosexual on the dubious grounds of they wouldn't then fight.
We tend to think that armoured attack aircraft were a Second World War invention. But in fact the need was recognised in 1917!
The legendary reputation of the P-51 Mustang meant that the idea of building updated versions for service went on a very long time!
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