The Coolest 'Radical' Aircaft of World War II

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  1. Der Mensch

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    Here is a good question: What was the coolest of the radical* aircraft of World War II?

    *=like the natter, He 280, etc

    In my opinion it would have to be the Horten Ho 229 Flying Wing. Had to be amazing. Seeing something like that buzz over your head just short of Mach 1 would scare the bejeepers out of anyone.

    What do you guys think?
     
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    Ho 229, P-55, J7W1 Shinden, XP-56,
     
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    Nikitin-Sevchenko IS 1 , XP-81 .Gotha GO 229 . Dornier DO 335
     
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    XP-54, XP-55, XP-56, Go-229, Shiden, Natter, V-173 Flying Flapjack.
     
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    Id go for the Ho-229, XP-56, and the Flying Pancake.
     
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    I would add the Blohm&Voss projects:
    the 'ugly' BV 149 (that in my opinion is a very cool design) and the tailless fighter projects P208 to P215 etc.
     
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    Ambrosini S.A.I 403
     
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    I prefer S.A.I. SS-4, for it's potential, even if it's a 1938 aircraft.

    DogW
     
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    I like the S.A.I 403 for its simplicity and general concept.

    The SS4 was certainly a cool aircraft though...
     
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    Yes I actually really like the Bv-149 also. Not the plane itself but the design.
     
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    The Bv 149 definately it might be the oddiest design i ever seen
     
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    I have a winner:
    Ju-287 V1: four engined jet bomber prototype with 30 degrees forward swept wing and fixed landing gear (taken from He-177 and B-24!)
     
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    Never seen this one
     
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    ok well if you were to ask my opinion then I would say the P-51. o and rebel dude, that is an awesome cat.
     
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    P-51 was very radical but that is just my opinion...
     
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    Maybe because its wings were almost in the middle of the fuselage and not in the front?
     
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    I forgot that! The -287 was a lush plane!
     
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    I'm still pushng the P-55
     
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    I sure wish you guys would post pictures in these threads! I hate having to search for all these aircraft.
     
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