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The Curtiss XF14C: Not the F-14 you are looking for The Curtiss XF14C: Not the F-14 you are looking for

From the Planes You’ve (Probably) Never Heard Of Department of Wingspan, we bring you the Curtiss XF14C.

Airplane Tales – Penetration Fighters: Faster and deeper  Airplane Tales – Penetration Fighters: Faster and deeper 

The pace of technological development in military aviation at the end of WWII was truly staggering, but, in many ways, military doctrine was slower to change. Based on their experiences with strategic bombing during the war, the US Army Air Forces (USAAF, soon to become the US Air Force in 1947) still saw a need for…

The Fairey Barracuda: A modern bomber for the Royal Navy The Fairey Barracuda: A modern bomber for the Royal Navy

From the Planes You’ve (Probably) Never Heard Of Department of Wingspan, we bring you the Fairey Barracuda.

The Grumman XF5F Skyrocket: Adding lightness and power The Grumman XF5F Skyrocket: Adding lightness and power

From the Planes You’ve (Probably) Never Heard Of Department of Wingspan, we bring you the Grumman XF5F Skyrocket (and the Grumman XP-50 for good measure).

The Saunders Roe SR.53: Two engines are better than one  The Saunders Roe SR.53: Two engines are better than one 

From the Planes You’ve (Probably) Never Heard Of Department of Wingspan, we bring you the Saunders Roe SR.53.

The Saunders Roe SR.A/1: The flying boat fighter [Wingspan] The Saunders Roe SR.A/1: The flying boat fighter [Wingspan]

From the Planes You’ve (Probably) Never Heard Of Department of Wingspan, we bring you the Saunders-Roe SR.A/1.

The Short Sperrin: The RAF's 'just in case" bomber [Wingspan] The Short Sperrin: The RAF's 'just in case" bomber [Wingspan]

From the Planes You’ve (Probably) Never Heard Of Department of Wingspan, we bring you the Short Sperrin.

The Short Seamew: A camel among horses [Wingspan] The Short Seamew: A camel among horses [Wingspan]

From the Planes You’ve (Probably) Never Heard Of Department of Wingspan, we bring you the Short SB.6 Seamew.

The Sukhoi T-4: The Soviet Valkyrie [Wingspan] The Sukhoi T-4: The Soviet Valkyrie [Wingspan]

From the Planes You’ve (Probably) Never Heard Of Department of Wingspan, we bring you the Sukhoi T-4.

The Lockheed XP-58 Chain Lightning: Lightning never strikes twice [Wingspan] The Lockheed XP-58 Chain Lightning: Lightning never strikes twice [Wingspan]

From the Planes You’ve (Probably) Never Heard Of Department of Wingspan, we bring you the Lockheed XP-58 Chain Lightning.

The McDonnell 119/220: The plane that nobody wanted [WINGSPAN] The McDonnell 119/220: The plane that nobody wanted [WINGSPAN]

From the Planes You’ve (Probably) Never Heard Of Department of Wingspan, we bring you the McDonnell 119/220.

The Bell XP-77: The little fighter that couldn't [WINGSPAN] The Bell XP-77: The little fighter that couldn't [WINGSPAN]

From the Planes You’ve (Probably) Never Heard Of Department of Wingspan, we bring you the Bell XP-77.

Body by Fisher: The XP-75 Eagle  Body by Fisher: The XP-75 Eagle 

From the Planes You’ve (Probably) Never Heard Of Department of Wingspan, we bring you the Fisher P-75 Eagle.

The Curtis XP-31 Swift: First and Last [WINGSPAN] The Curtis XP-31 Swift: First and Last [WINGSPAN]

From the Planes You’ve (Probably) Never Heard Of Department of Wingspan, we bring you the Curtiss XP-31 Swift.

The Rockwell XFV-12: The jump jet that couldn't jump [WINGSPAN] The Rockwell XFV-12: The jump jet that couldn't jump [WINGSPAN]

From the Planes You’ve (Probably) Never Heard Of Department of Wingspan, we bring you the Rockwell XFV-12.

One Turning, One Burning: The Consolidated Vultee XP-81  One Turning, One Burning: The Consolidated Vultee XP-81 

From the Planes You’ve (Probably) Never Heard Of Department of Wingspan, we bring you the Consolidated Vultee XP-81.

The Curtiss-Bleecker Helicopter The Curtiss-Bleecker Helicopter

From the Planes You’ve (Probably) Never Heard Of Department of Wingspan, we bring you the Curtiss-Bleecker Helicopter.

✈ WINGSPAN ✈ The Cornelius XFG-1: The flying fuel tank ✈ WINGSPAN ✈ The Cornelius XFG-1: The flying fuel tank

From the Planes You’ve (Probably) Never Heard Of Department of Wingspan, we bring you the Cornelius XFG-1. There is an old adage that says necessity is the mother of invention, and there have been many cases where sudden need has provided some truly magnificent aircraft. The Cornelius XFG-1 was not one of them.

Kaiser-Fleetwings XBTK: Kaiser who? Kaiser-Fleetwings XBTK: Kaiser who?

From the Planes You’ve (Probably) Never Heard Of Department of Aviation History, we bring you the Kaiser-Fleetwings XBTK.

Boeing XF8B: The Five-In-One Fighter Boeing XF8B: The Five-In-One Fighter

From the Planes You’ve (Probably) Never Heard Of Department of Aviation History, we bring you the Boeing XF8B.

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