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  • #46
    Originally posted by T. A. Gardner View Post
    The Supermarine Sea Urchin....
    or..

    The Westland Weasel.



    And the Westland COW...


    That was the gun not the aircraft
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    • #47
      https://skydiveperris.com/b/the-flying-shoebox/

      Nicknamed the “Flying Shoebox” for its idiosyncratically rectangular airframe,
      The pilots and crew instantly began referring to it as “the shed,” but the airplane’s boxiness was a good thing: compared to other aircraft of a similar size, the Skyvan has an enormous rear….
      This one deserves to be mentioned here
      Last edited by Snowygerry; 02 Dec 19, 08:32.
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      • #48
        Bristol Bagshot - bad name bad plane.

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        • #49
          I'd say the Bristol Badminton is worse.

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          • #50
            Originally posted by T. A. Gardner View Post

            Or were a Hawker conversion...



            The Hawker Dodo
            Are the wing seats for observers?
            Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes? Who is watching the watchers?

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            • #51
              Originally posted by T. A. Gardner View Post
              The Douglas XB-42 Mixmaster:



              And, it's namesake...

              Interestingly, the Mixmaster has the nose of the B-47:

              Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes? Who is watching the watchers?

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              • #52
                While not a military aircraft this has to be one of the worst names for a plane ever.... The Fairey Tipsy Nipper.



                Nothing like flying a drunken ankle biter of an airplane...

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                • #53
                  The British have an interesting sense of humor.
                  Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes? Who is watching the watchers?

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                  • #54
                    Or, the B-36, often disparagingly called "The Aluminum Overcast."

                    Often said to have "Two turning, two burning, two smoking, two choking, and two unaccounted for..." (in reference to numerous engine problems they had)

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