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McDonnell XF-85 Goblin

Intended to be deployed from another aircraft, the XF-85 was a small parasite fighter intended to protect its host aircraft from hostile interceptors. With no landing gear, the aircraft was …

Hughes XF-11

This aircraft was designed as a reconnaissance aircraft for the United States Air Force towards the end of World War II. Intended as a long range, high-altitude, and purpose built …

Saunders-Roe SR.A/1

Part boat, part plane, this flying boat was inspired by the successes achieved by flying boats during World War II. The SR.A/1, designed to emulate these successes, was built by …

Dornier Do 31

The German Air Force (or Bundesluftwaffe during the Cold War) were worried that in the event of war their forces would be unable to utilize their airfields and as a …

T28 / T95 Super Heavy Tank

Although named as a tank, this heavily armored self-propelled gun initially did not conform to the tank naming conventions of the time. With no revolving turret, it didn’t classify as …

Focke-Wulf Triebflügel

During the final phase of World War II, a plane was desperately needed which could defend Germany against constant Allied bombing raids. The plane that was developed for this task …

Sea Dart

A unique fighter, a crazy idea maybe, but the supersonic Convair F2Y Sea Dart was designed to take a traditional seaplane design and into the jet age. It was the …

Avro Canada CF-105 Arrow

A Canadian built, supersonic delta-winged interceptor, the CF-105 Arrow was built by Avro Canada. It held the promise of near Mach 2 speeds at altitudes of 50,000 feet and it …

Convair B-36 Peacemaker

A strategic bomber, operated by the United States Air Force from 1949 to 1959. The largest mass-produced piston powered aircraft ever built, with a wingspan just over 230 feet. The …

Blohm & Voss BV 141

Heralded by the Germans as the first asymmetrical plane built for production, the BV 141, designed in 1937, was meant to be Third Reich’s scout plane of choice. Despite its …