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Old 10-27-2013, 04:14 PM   #1
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this collection made me laugh. experimental flying machines from the 40's - 50's and on.




M2-F1 (1963). i can't tell if it's a boat, a car, or something from an amusement ride.




B377SGT, i.e. super guppy turbine (1980). you provide the caption, because words fail me.




mil V-12 (1967, russia). largest helicopter ever built. a pair of rotor assemblies, one for each wing, makes for a quick disaster.




vought V-173 (1940-50's), i.e. the flying pancake. nobody who had eaten waffles for breakfast was allowed to fly.



the rest:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/pict...the-1950s.html
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Old 10-27-2013, 06:29 PM   #2
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that second pic looks like a flying whale
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Old 10-28-2013, 10:10 AM   #3
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nice pics
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Old 10-28-2013, 10:19 AM   #4
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B377SGT, i.e. super guppy turbine (1980). you provide the caption, because words fail me.



Inside is a full basketball court.

If you lived around places like Area 51 it's no wonder you'd think some of these were alien spacecraft.
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Old 10-28-2013, 01:22 PM   #5
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I don't know about judging a piece of machinery on how it looks like. Cheap comments, this isn't a fashion show. And good concepts.
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Old 10-31-2013, 02:06 AM   #6
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I don't know about judging a piece of machinery on how it looks like. Cheap comments, this isn't a fashion show. And good concepts.
it was only meant for amusement among the tribe. if you're in aviation or such, my apologies.
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Old 10-31-2013, 02:59 AM   #7
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2/10 would not fly

These are interesting concepts. The pancake one looks awesome.
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