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Jim Bow
02-04-2017, 12:58 PM
There were some fascinatingly clumsy looking machines.

The Bolton Paul Overstrand

http://aviadejavu.ru/Images6/AE/AE03-6/20-2.jpg

isla
02-04-2017, 01:28 PM
Sabca Demonty-Poncelot Cyrano

http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g64/PoorOldSpike/CMSF/CMSF002/sabcademontyponceletcyr_zpsm3ohuxnf.jpg~original

isla
02-04-2017, 01:29 PM
Junckers Ju G.38

http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g64/PoorOldSpike/CMSF/CMSF002/jug38close_zps4sboopi1.jpg~original

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/94/19/bd/9419bdd22763366df9ca4eedc2e85080.jpg

Jim Bow
02-04-2017, 02:41 PM
Why the mix of 4 blade and 2 blade props? That wing is huge!

johnw
02-04-2017, 02:48 PM
A very successful aircraft, despite the built-in headwind:

http://www.aviastar.org/pictures/england/handley_hp-42_2.jpg

johnw
02-04-2017, 02:49 PM
America's most cartoonish fighter of all time:

http://www.fiddlersgreen.net/aircraft/Boeing-P26/IMAGES/Boeing-P-26-Peashooter-Title.jpg

skuthorp
02-04-2017, 02:52 PM
Hawker Demon, one of the best looking biplane fighters ever made.
https://wallpaperstock.net/hawker-demon-wallpapers_35421_1024x768.jpg

johnw
02-04-2017, 03:17 PM
Curtis Wright Demon, developed as an export aircraft. Only a few were delivered before the war started, and they were obsolete at that point.

http://www.airwar.ru/image/idop/fww2/cw21/cw21-5.jpg

Chip-skiff
02-04-2017, 03:26 PM
Dornier DO X flying boat, 1929—

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-akuTziShD4U/VGr0v8sLxiI/AAAAAAAACOI/5s3hu9aVT1U/s1600/DoX_Lake.jpg

isla
02-04-2017, 03:28 PM
Fleetwing Seabird 1937

http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g64/PoorOldSpike/Photos%20Two/seaplane1937-1.jpg

isla
02-04-2017, 03:30 PM
Curtiss Condor, Oakland, Cal. 1939

http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g64/PoorOldSpike/Photos%20Two/Condor-Oakland-1939.jpg

Chip-skiff
02-04-2017, 03:30 PM
Sikorsky S-38 flying boat, 1928—

http://cdn.kitplanes.com/media/newspics/0313/sikorsky-018.jpg


http://www.aviastar.org/pictures/usa/sik_s-38_1.jpg

johnw
02-04-2017, 03:32 PM
Boeing 314 Clipper

http://www.boeing.com/resources/boeingdotcom/history/images/model_314_hero_med_01_1280x436.jpg

Chip-skiff
02-04-2017, 03:33 PM
Another beaut: Loening OL Series seaplane, 1923–

https://farm2.static.flickr.com/1625/24131420122_12ffb22e53_b.jpg

NickW
02-04-2017, 03:37 PM
Gloster Gladiator
http://cdn-www.airliners.net/photos/airliners/0/5/4/0800450.jpg?v=v40

Nick

PeterSibley
02-04-2017, 03:38 PM
One everyone knows, a de Havilland Tiger Moth.

http://www.aviationmuseum.com.au/whouse/aircraft/tigermoth/tigermoth800.jpg

PeterSibley
02-04-2017, 03:40 PM
Short Sunderland seaplane.

http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m169/flyernzl/short%20boats/NZ4118i_dn.jpg

skuthorp
02-04-2017, 03:41 PM
Three Gloster Gladiators did OK in Malta for a while with volunteer pilots.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bjh34Hq0Gpg

Chip-skiff
02-04-2017, 03:41 PM
One everyone knows, a de Havilland Tiger Moth.

Pretty much the opposite of clumsy, I reckon. Thought this was for the ugly ducklings.

The Short Scylla, 1934—

http://rs53.pbsrc.com/albums/g64/PoorOldSpike/Photos%20Two/Short-Scylla.jpg?w=480&h=480&fit=clip

Chip-skiff
02-04-2017, 03:48 PM
Or this extraordinary work of design, the Westland-Hill Pterodactyl, 1931—

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8002/7660678266_6ca9cf14a4_z.jpg

It actually flew!

https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8096/8421572239_047e833a13_b.jpg

WX
02-04-2017, 03:51 PM
Curtis Wright Demon, developed as an export aircraft. Only a few were delivered before the war started, and they were obsolete at that point.

http://www.airwar.ru/image/idop/fww2/cw21/cw21-5.jpg

Surprisingly like the Corsair.

amish rob
02-04-2017, 03:53 PM
Great thread!

Peace,
Emperor For Life (Again?!):)

Chip-skiff
02-04-2017, 04:35 PM
Another oddity, the Martin B-10, 1933—

https://img-new.cgtrader.com/items/112572/59270d38e7/martin-b-10-v10-3d-model-rigged-max-obj-3ds-lwo-lw-lws-stl-3dm.jpg


http://www.hyperscale.com/features/2000/images/images_1/b10bcd_3.jpg

Chip-skiff
02-04-2017, 04:40 PM
Gotta get the Italians in: the Caproni Ca-5, airliner version—

https://d.ibtimes.co.uk/en/full/1379526/caproni-ca-5-hayao-miyazaki-featured-airliner-version-which-was-converted-surplus-ca-44-heavy.jpg


http://www.histarmar.com.ar/AVIACION/SAEAvCivil/51.jpg

Chip-skiff
02-04-2017, 04:42 PM
The Champ: Caproni Ca-60 experimental seaplane—

http://aviadejavu.ru/Images6/AI/AI57-12/9-1.jpg


http://media.mnn.com/assets/images/2016/02/TheCapronCa60InWater.jpg.838x0_q80.jpg

It actually flew, for a rather short time. . .

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/ab/Il_Caproni_Ca.60_dopo_l'incidente,_4_marzo_1921.pn g/440px-Il_Caproni_Ca.60_dopo_l'incidente,_4_marzo_1921.pn g


I saw it in Miyazake's The Wind Rises and did a search for the source of his drawing.

https://foundonweb.files.wordpress.com/2015/03/thewindisrisingdreamplane02a.png

PeterSibley
02-04-2017, 04:47 PM
The Boulton Paul P.75 Overstrand

https://forum.warthunder.com/uploads/monthly_2016_09/57e7ab4629246_BP_Overstrand1.jpg.63c64fed569fc2087 06ec6d5b4b440ad.jpg

https://forum.warthunder.com/uploads/monthly_2016_09/57e7ac6726da5_Boulton_Paul_Overstrand1.jpg.20b7bf4 06d92cd65a898115393226dbf.jpg

johnw
02-04-2017, 04:47 PM
Possibly the clumsiest fighter ever built:

http://www.fiddlersgreen.net/aircraft/Bell-Airacuda/IMAGES/Bell-YFM-1-Airacuda-piloted-on-runway.jpg

PeterSibley
02-04-2017, 04:53 PM
http://www.airteamimages.com/pics/163/163825_800.jpg

Boulton Paul P.71A 1935

CK 17
02-04-2017, 04:53 PM
Possibly the clumsiest fighter ever built:

http://www.fiddlersgreen.net/aircraft/Bell-Airacuda/IMAGES/Bell-YFM-1-Airacuda-piloted-on-runway.jpg
Looking at the shadow is the only way I could find the props. . .

CK 17
02-04-2017, 04:54 PM
There were some fascinatingly clumsy looking machines.

The Bolton Paul Overstrand

http://aviadejavu.ru/Images6/AE/AE03-6/20-2.jpg
I wonder if those slats are movable?

johnw
02-04-2017, 05:03 PM
DH 88 Comet, one of the most beautiful aircraft ever:

https://i.ytimg.com/vi/tn_yt1mkVc0/maxresdefault.jpg

johnw
02-04-2017, 05:07 PM
The racing aircraft of that era have a particular appeal to me.

https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcR-uIp4vfwq3deKRKWZkddkkp9sG0zlku42pH5aVHsQ3N65XuE2vg

PeterSibley
02-04-2017, 05:15 PM
http://cdn.silodrome.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/De-Havilland-dh.89-Dragon-Rapide.jpg

http://www.flying-tigers.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/dr012-a.jpg

De Havilland DH89A Dragon Rapide G-AKIF

johnw
02-04-2017, 05:18 PM
The Curtiss HBC Helldiver:

http://www.militaryfactory.com/aircraft/imgs/curtiss-wright-sbc-helldiver_3.jpg

PeterSibley
02-04-2017, 05:23 PM
Gloster Gladiator.

https://scarfandgoggles.files.wordpress.com/2013/04/008-1_zpsc6b44c83.jpg

PeterSibley
02-04-2017, 05:26 PM
https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/6c/58/ab/6c58abd123487cab65379bc2f87dc791.jpg

Bristol Type 72 Racer G-EBDR, 1922.

Jim Bow
02-04-2017, 05:29 PM
Possibly the clumsiest fighter ever built:

http://www.fiddlersgreen.net/aircraft/Bell-Airacuda/IMAGES/Bell-YFM-1-Airacuda-piloted-on-runway.jpg
Wiki says it was an anti-bomber plane, but was slower than most bombers of the day. The poor Gunners in those pods couldn't bail out in emergencies, they'd be sliced by the props!

johnw
02-04-2017, 05:43 PM
Wiki says it was an anti-bomber plane, but was slower than most bombers of the day. The poor Gunners in those pods couldn't bail out in emergencies, they'd be sliced by the props!

Plus, the aircraft was nearly unflyable, and the engines would overheat if you tried to motor from the hangar to the runway.

http://www.fiddlersgreen.net/aircraft/Bell-Airacuda/IMAGES/Bell-FM-Airacuda%20backside%20view.jpg

WX
02-04-2017, 08:29 PM
This Russian airliner had a promenade deck.
https://bashny.net/uploads/images/00/00/13/2014/03/09/d2435b88fb.jpg

Ralphie Boy
02-04-2017, 08:59 PM
3012Fairey IIIF, one of my favorite biplanes.

P.I. Stazzer-Newt
02-04-2017, 10:51 PM
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-xdL9u0Uhs5o/TmV7mwi_dlI/AAAAAAABqDo/7tmiz7rIVXs/s1600/qg4.JPG

skuthorp
02-04-2017, 11:02 PM
Re the Rapide (#33) I know someone who has an airworthy one.

Harvey Golden
02-04-2017, 11:16 PM
My great-great uncle flew those. We still have his logbook.

P.S. Nice try!


http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-xdL9u0Uhs5o/TmV7mwi_dlI/AAAAAAABqDo/7tmiz7rIVXs/s1600/qg4.JPG

P.I. Stazzer-Newt
02-04-2017, 11:37 PM
http://m6.i.pbase.com/o6/21/571721/1/80412336.k5Wzhl3O.1930_PA_CommodoreInflight_rc1009 1_375H_DonBoyd.jpg

L.A Marche
02-04-2017, 11:50 PM
Some parallels here to the Dreadnoughts thread.

Chip-skiff
02-05-2017, 12:03 AM
The racing aircraft of that era have a particular appeal to me.

Some of them are very short and stubby. The Hughes H-1 (1935, 352.4 mph) was long, lean, and shiny—

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/2b/b4/6a/2bb46a4a4527da8ea485764e54aac8e8.jpg

birlinn
02-05-2017, 05:05 AM
This Russian airliner had a promenade deck.
https://bashny.net/uploads/images/00/00/13/2014/03/09/d2435b88fb.jpg
I'm always amazed at the amount of down elevator being used- the tailplane must be very near stalling.
Tell those ruddy strollers to move forward!

PS: I thought as we were looking for clunkers, how about some of the 1930's French bombers?

P.I. Stazzer-Newt
02-05-2017, 05:12 AM
Sometimes the Russians forgot important bits - while retaining the essence of the thing.
http://www.douglas-self.com/MUSEUM/TRANSPORT/propsleigh/sled1a.jpg

isla
02-05-2017, 05:21 AM
Sometimes the Russians forgot important bits - while retaining the essence of the thing.
http://www.douglas-self.com/MUSEUM/TRANSPORT/propsleigh/sled1a.jpg

You mean the wheels? :d

PeterSibley
02-05-2017, 05:42 AM
Miyazaki's Porko Rosso

http://www.studioghibli.it/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/R1006647.jpg

AnalogKid
02-05-2017, 06:13 PM
3012Fairey IIIF, one of my favorite biplanes.

Pretty sure that was the first type to be operated by the Royal New Zealand Air Force.

http://www.adf-gallery.com.au/gallery/albums/New-Zealand/Fairey_IIIF_RNZAF_F1133.jpg

AnalogKid
02-05-2017, 06:26 PM
The RAF's heavies didn't look too flash until well after the second round of hostilities started:

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/22/Armstrong_Whitworth_Whitley_in_flight_c1940.jpg
Armstrong Whitworth Whitley

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/e/e1/Aircraft_of_the_Royal_Air_Force%2C_1939-1945-_Bristol_Type_130_Bombay._CH2936.jpg/783px-Aircraft_of_the_Royal_Air_Force%2C_1939-1945-_Bristol_Type_130_Bombay._CH2936.jpg
Bristol Bombay (I wonder of the pun was intended?)

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/3d/HP_Harrow_ExCC.jpg
Handley-Page Harrow

WX
02-05-2017, 06:38 PM
These suffered heavy losses early on.
https://wallyswar.files.wordpress.com/2012/06/2013-05-11-104305.jpg

WX
02-05-2017, 06:41 PM
This one looks more like it was inflated than built.
https://i.ytimg.com/vi/A-p2s7ltRh0/sddefault.jpg

seanz
02-05-2017, 07:02 PM
Great name

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beardmore_Inflexible

Gerarddm
02-05-2017, 11:43 PM
Amazed at how un-aerodynamic most of those planes were, except for the Hughes H-1, which even to this day is exquisite.