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Sunday Things - experimental aeronautical edition
posted in Links by Cargo Cult on Sunday December 16 2012
A Sunday Things with a cohesive theme! That's not space! But lots of weird-looking planes instead, courtesy of Wikipedia's list of experimental aircraft. Here are a few picks:
Bonus Yet More Funny Planes corner:
- SNECMA Coléoptère - tail-sitting, dangerously French wonder. Even more dangerous - the prototype for this prototype.
- Antonov A-40 - a Soviet attempt at strapping wings on to a tank. No, really. Trust the Ukrainians to lift giant heavy objects into the air...
- Vought V-173 - a flying disc! The annoyingly-low-resolution underside view looks like an incredible alternate future...
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