Most Ugly Aircraft

The Conroy Skymonster

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What was it originally, before it caught elephantotus?

Poor thing.
 
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The aircraft designed by a distant relative did two raids on Germany, with humongous A to B via Z routes and all enabled by brave and intelligent men and an aircraft built for long range.
 
How did the Skymonster’s rudder get any effective airflow?

Higher Vmca/g I suppose. Having four donks would help deal with asymmetry but if you lose two on one side you may have a bit of a problem maintaining those speeds.
 

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Higher Vmca/g I suppose. Having four donks would help deal with asymmetry but if you lose two on one side you may have a bit of a problem maintaining those speeds.

To lose one engine may be regarded as a misfortune; to lose both looks like carelessness

To paraphrase Oscar.
 
Originally a Canadair CL-44 Yukon, itself a development of the Bristol Britannia.

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Just to point out a small detail that might get overlooked, that Yukon has the short-lived red and white roundels, adopted in 1967 in celebration of the Canadian centennial, instead of red, white, and blue roundels.
 
Ugly AND pretty useless. Although my father survived a ditching in one.

Another one collided with a Defiant over Blackpool, with tragic results for the crews and people on the ground. Seventeen dead in all, I think.
The worst air disaster in UK up to the date occurred just a few miles from Blackpool in August 1943.
A fueled up B-24 from the USAAF 2nd Base Air Depot at Wharton crashed during a storm, coming down on the village school at Freckleton.
61 people died in all, 40 of them young children, aged 4 to 6 from the school.
 
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