Most Ugly Aircraft

Discussion in 'Tanks, planes & ships' started by Legs, Sep 8, 2013.

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  1. We've seen and loved the Most Beautiful Aircraft thread. Now as Ying and Yang, let's see the ones that make you look away before your eyes are damaged beyond repair.

    I'll start with this thing, the T-28 Fennec, taken yesterday at the final RAF Leuchars Airshow:

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  2. What about that airbus transport plane. The beluga?


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  3. blue-sophist

    blue-sophist LE Good Egg (charities)

  4. This?: Airbus_Beluga_fcm.jpg

    Not beautiful, granted. But it's curvy and not as hideous as that stumpy thing I posted.
     
  5. Blackburn Beverly with the back doors removed, so ugly I can't find a photo.
     
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  6. Effective obviously, but pretty? Nah the A10 is the ugliest aircraft I think....
     
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  7. This?: Blackburn_Beverley.jpg
    Hmmm... High on the ugly scale.
     
  8. Wasn't there a four engined job by designed for the navy pre-war called, I think, the 'Fleet shadower'? I recall a photo of that and it didn't look very lovely.
     
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  9. seaweed

    seaweed LE Book Reviewer

    Two candidates from the past - the Fairey Barracuda designed by a committee and the Short Skyvan which an American once remarked to me 'looks like the box it came in'.
     
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  11. FrosteeMARIA

    FrosteeMARIA LE Gallery Guru

    It's kind of cute - like it belongs in a kids cartoon, Jimbo and the Jet Set!
     
  12. FrosteeMARIA

    FrosteeMARIA LE Gallery Guru

    Not very appealing.....
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  13. I think if there was a Constructor's Champion for ugly aircraft it would probably be won by Blohm und Voss.
     
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