Most Ugly Aircraft

Being that 12 Squadron was the sole RAF operator of the Fox, a Fairey employee drew a fox-face badge for them which was approved as the squadron crest in 1937. The motto was appropriately "Leads the field" since the Fox could outrun contemporary fighters.

RN had a float version called SeaFox.
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That looks like an Affronter warship from out of off of an Iain Banks novel (Excession ???).

It must be 'shopped in some way.
Don't think so.
Didn't it have folding wings, which would give it that rather strange appearance.
 
It still looks as if it has too many sticky out bits.
Knock it off with the technical jargon.

Not everyone in this site is an aeronautical engineer, and you're not impressing anyone. ;)

It does have an origami quality to it.
 

Yokel

LE
Has anyone mentioned the Edgley Optica?

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It just looks unnatural - the result of inter species breeding. Crossing a helicopters bubble type cockpit with the wings and tail of a light aircraft. Exactly what advantage was it meant to have in the intended role of surveillance and things like powerline inspection?
 
Has anyone mentioned the Edgley Optica?

Edgley_Optica_FSX_&_P3D_2.jpg


It just looks unnatural - the result of inter species breeding. Crossing a helicopters bubble type cockpit with the wings and tail of a light aircraft. Exactly what advantage was it meant to have in the intended role of surveillance and things like powerline inspection?
Strange as it seems, but it has a sort of charm to it. Are there any left flying?
 
Has anyone mentioned the Edgley Optica?

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It just looks unnatural - the result of inter species breeding. Crossing a helicopters bubble type cockpit with the wings and tail of a light aircraft. Exactly what advantage was it meant to have in the intended role of surveillance and things like powerline inspection?
ISTR several being acquired by police forces. Good visibility, very quiet, cheaper than a chopper.
 
the Gannet three cockpit jobbie....said to be the last Service aircraft from which aircrew had to physically bale out of, apart from the Fouga Magister. Several Gannets were abandoned in flight.
On aesthetic grounds presumably?
 

Tyk

LE
Has anyone mentioned the Edgley Optica?

Edgley_Optica_FSX_&_P3D_2.jpg


It just looks unnatural - the result of inter species breeding. Crossing a helicopters bubble type cockpit with the wings and tail of a light aircraft. Exactly what advantage was it meant to have in the intended role of surveillance and things like powerline inspection?

It's not pretty, but I'd imagine for doing things like flying inspections that cockpit is pretty well suited for the task. As @robinrocket111 said it's likely to have a far better endurance than a helicopter so it's not a silly compromise.

Not as gopping as some of the true munters people have posted at least :)
 

Yokel

LE
For a total munter of an aircraft - you would struggle to find a more ungainly example than the Blackburn Beverley.

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Apparently the designers had usually designed gliders.

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It was slow too - not much above 200 knots.
 
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