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Most Ugly Aircraft

Fang_Farrier

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More here, along with descriptors for the photos
 
How can the country that developed this:-

Asisbiz RA Macchi C.202 53S22G369SA 369 12 Capodichino Naples 02


Also come up with this:-

Italian Heavy


????
 

Chef

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Blimey.

The Fairey one looks like a direct, errh shall we say homage, to the Froggy one.

Interesting (if somewhat short lived) history. This assumes you think killing the pilots is interesting.

The Vicker's one should have been strangled in the womb.
It had a certain gawky charm and was where Barnes -Wallis perfected his geodesic aircraft construction. Because the fuselage couldn't have bomb bay doors fitted the bombs were carried in underwing panniers.
 

Fang_Farrier

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Aside from many, many pictures of cats, the internet turns up all sorts of information. For all you wanted to know about the Vickers Wellesley (But were afraid to ask).:



Always wondered why we never used them to close the Atlantic gap, they had a well proven long range capacity.
 

Chef

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Always wondered why we never used them to close the Atlantic gap, they had a well proven long range capacity.

Among the thousands of buttons needed is a 'There's a thought' one. Fifteen hours plus in one would be arduous in comparison to a Sunderland.
 

maguire

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Among the thousands of buttons needed is a 'There's a thought' one. Fifteen hours plus in one would be arduous in comparison to a Sunderland.

I would suspect fifteen hours in a Sunderland wouldn't be a bed of roses, but at least you could stretch your legs a bit and have a brew.
 

Fang_Farrier

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I would suspect fifteen hours in a Sunderland wouldn't be a bed of roses, but at least you could stretch your legs a bit and have a brew.

The Wellesley had a rudimentary auto pilot and the long range versions could stay airborne for over 36 hours.
 

Chef

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I would suspect fifteen hours in a Sunderland wouldn't be a bed of roses, but at least you could stretch your legs a bit and have a brew.
Having walked through the one at Hendon, having a galley that would be ok in a modern studio flat was nice but having a work bench with vice and tool rack was as cool as a cool thing. Plus as you say you could go for a walk.
 

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