Butt-ugly airplanes

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  1. evangilder

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    Alright guys, dust off those photos and let's see some of the really ugly airplanes. I will start off with the LACAB GR.8 "Doryphone". Mercifully, only one prototype was made. Made in Belgium, the Germans captured it at Evere airfield in 1940.
     

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    Here are what some of the other countries around the world were trying to do while Kelly Johnson was designing the P-38. The first is Holland's Fokker D.XXIII - a novel concept for the times, but poorly refined, under-powered, and using a very poor airfoil. The second is Gloster's F.9/37 which was the absolute contemporary of the P-38. It certainly never had the looks of the Lightning.
     

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    Funny, the Cessna O-2 resembles the Fokker. But they are both good additions for this category.
     
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    In concept, the D.XXIII wasn't a bad idea. Unfortunately, it was powered by Czech engines (that WAS a bad idea) and the aircraft industry of the Dutch lacked the ability to refine the aircraft to the needed levels.
     
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    Blohm und Voss Bv-40...UGH ;)
     

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    Whew, good one CC. That is one butt-ugly bird!
     
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    I know. Try this Farman F.222. You just know it has to be French :lol:
     

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    The Gloster F.9/37 looks a bit like a Beaufighter with a twin tail
     
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    The nose is a little different as well.
     
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    How about the Potez 540....

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    the F.222 and that potez are both very good looking planes..........
     
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    Hopefully thats a joke ;)
     
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    I guess it's in the eye of the beholder.
     
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    Well the the French must have lousy eyes because they had a lot of trouble building a decent looking place.
     
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    The Dewoitine D.520 was a decent plane, they must have had a couple of drunk designers when they were designing their bombers
     
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    Art deco bombers, only the French! ;)
     
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    Well aside from the D.520 the fighters were pretty ugly as well.
     
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    The Arsenal VG-33 wasnt too bad either
     
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    There is always the good old Handley Page Hendon Heavy Bomber, one of Britains many entries into the Butt-Ugly Airplanes contest
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    There is also the Heyford Bomber
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    :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
     
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    AUGH!, My EYES! ;) That is one seriously ugly bird too!
     
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