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The 13 Ugliest Airplanes

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Some of these mutts flew just fine. Others barely made it into the air. But aviation would be the poorer if it didn't have engineers willing to take such risks. (www.historynet.com) More...

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flynbrian
brian finney 0
The French designed some ugly airplanes.
corvinho
John Andre 0
They are beautiful on the inside...
Derg
Roland Dent 0
So who lost the courage to add the contemporary A388 to this list?
joeyb747
joeyb747 0
Neat!
toolguy105
toolguy105 0
What is amazing is that these planes actually flew. The are dynamics of some are to say the least not the best; this was way before computers helped planes fly that shouldn't.
toolguy105
toolguy105 0
The A388 as far as looks go. while it ain't the best looking plane I've seen, I'll give it a 6 out of 10. I would like Boeing to take another stab at the nose of the 787. To me it is reminiscent of the old convair 880 and an old British plane. To me it just does not have that Boeing look.
VE7WLF
Doug Barry 0
Ah... reminds me of the aircraft recognition maxim...
If it's ugly, it is British
If it's wierd, it is French
If it's both ugly and wierd, it is Russian.
robot40
Joe Daileda 0
I gotta say the A380 needs to be on the list. Maybe there should be a "Really Big and Ugly" list.
AviatorLEO
AviatorLEO 0
The Super Guppy should be added to the list. While exceptionally practical, it falls far short of the 'attractive' category.
davedoc
No Super Guppy or OV-1 Mohawk!? I'll admit, those listed were pretty fugly.
dgorrell
dgorrell 0
...and how about the Carvair ??
WigzellRM
Ralph Wigzell 0
On the other side of the coin, the Boeing 707-727-737 pointed end shape is probably the best looking front end shape around
AviatorLEO
AviatorLEO 0
One could also add the OV-10 Bronco to the list ...
JMelo
Joao Melo 0
There is no ugly airplane. Each one has its proper charm.
Very good article!
WigzellRM
Ralph Wigzell 0
@Joao Melo you are right, the only ugly craft occur in fiction.
kdsg
kdsg 0
I remember the deux-ponts in the hangar at orly field, paris when i was a child. my dad was pax service director for twa at that time in the 50's.
klimchuk
klimchuk 0
Those airplanes are not ugly
petera101
Peter Allum 0
have you seen pictures of the Blohm und Voss BV141 ? Even it's mother would disown it !! How did that ever get off the ground ?

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