Most Beautiful Aircraft

Themanwho

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I have seen the Beaufighter in flight described as two engines hotly persued by an airframe.
My great uncle, who was a flight engineer on Lancasters then Liberators, described the Lanc as "40,000 rivets flying in close formation".
 

Themanwho

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Whilst you're absolutely right, there is no way that anyone could ever describe the Spad as aesthetically pleasing. Falls into the same area as the A10, or the Hawker Typhoon: Gorgeous, but fugly.
All three are ordnance platforms and there is something very beautiful about a fully tooled up flying wing
 

Themanwho

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Book Reviewer
All three are ordnance platforms and there is something very beautiful about a fully tooled up flying wing
Yep.

But fugly.
 
The Spad's big brother:-

Potential USN tier 10 TB - Martin AM Mauler : WorldOfWarships
 
Other Spads are available:

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Not all SPADs are equal. From the sublime:



to the ridiculous;



to the downright ugly.

 
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