|I'd rather be seen in a fat bird!|
A shoo-in candidate for the ugliest aeroplane in the world.
This strange concoction was devised as a low-cost way of deafening a crew of two and up to 22 passengers/troops, or 16 paratroopers or 12 litters plus two attendants or 5200 lbs of freight in the hold. The deafening would continue for about 380km at a speed of 400kph (or 250mph in old money).
The Short SC7 Skyvan was built in Belfast, which raises the suspicion that it might be capable of time travel.