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NASA “Flying Bathtub” was a wingless lifting body testbed. It had a plywood frame and no engine. It took off under tow, initially from a Pontiac Catalina and eventually

Eurofighter EF-2000 Typhoon FGR4 aircraft picture

Photograph of aircraft - UK - Royal Air Force (RAF) Eurofighter Typhoon at RAF Fairford.with a very short takeoff roll I nearly missed her!

Straight Out Of Star Wars! The Soviet VVA-14 - https://www.warhistoryonline.com/military-vehicle-news/straight-out-of-star-wars-the-soviet-vva-14.html

The Bartini Beriev Vertikal`no-Vzletayuschaya Amphibia (vertical take-off amphibious aircraft) was developed in the Soviet Union during the Des.

Lockheed Martin P-791 | The Lockheed Martin P-791 is an experimental aerostatic/aerodynamic hybrid airship, developed by Lockheed Martin.

The Lockheed Martin will be a mobile platform for surveillance technologies. The platform will be able to stay aloft virtually indefinitely over metropolitan areas to provide realtime surveillance for law enforcement and military.

Lockspeiser LDA-01 ("Land Development Aircraft") (1971) was a British seven-tenths scale research and development tandem wing aircraft,[1] which was designed and built by test pilot and engineer David Lockspeiser (1928–2014) to prove a concept for a low-cost utility transport.

Lockspeiser ("Land Development Aircraft") was a British seven-tenths scale research and development tandem wing which was designed and built by test pilot and engineer David Lockspeiser to prove a concept for a low-cost utility transport.

The Umbrella Plane or the McCormick-Romme plane, 1911

The Umbrella Plane or the McCormick-Romme Plane, 1911 ~The famous aircraft builder Chance Vought built the first ever disc-form aircraft, the umbrellaplane, in It flew several times at Chicago's Cicero Field, according to contemporary sources.

AD-1 Oblique Wing, 1979

Ames-Dryden Oblique Wing, a research aircraft designed to investigate the concept of a pivoting wing -

Coanda effect

Here a project of a Coanda Effect Saucer (CES) stabilized with a IMU. The CES UAV, propelled by an electric engine, uses the Coanda effect to take off ve…

Экспериментальный конвертоплан Hiller X-18 (США) » Военное обозрение

Экспериментальный конвертоплан Hiller X-18 (США) » Военное обозрение

Hiller X-18 Tilt-Wing

X-18 Tilt-Wing VSTOL Aircraft

Fifty-three years ago this week, the USAF/Hiller Tilt-Wing research aircraft made its flight test debut at Edwards Air Force Base, California. Hiller test pilots George Bright and Bruce Jones…

"F-100 Super Sabre. Note the NACA sign underneath the fuselage. National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, later became NASA."

Super Sabre - was a supersonic jet fighter aircraft that served with the United States Air Force (USAF) from 1954 to 1971

Developed by Bell Aerosystems, passenger William Burns and pilot Gordon Yaeger   test the 'Bell Pogo' rocket transport near Buffalo, New York, USA, 4th July 1967 @Cindy Yaeger O'Mara

Developed by Bell Aerosystems, passenger William Burns and pilot Gordon Yaeger test the 'Bell Pogo' rocket transport near Buffalo, New York, USA, July 1967 Yaeger O'Mara

Northrop NASA HL-10

Northrop NASA NASA engineers had some points of reference when it came to designing the Space Shuttle and figuring out how to make a safe landing with an unpowered aircraft with relativley poor aerodynamic qualities.

Yankee Clipper landing at LaGuardia Airport's  Marine Air Terminal circa 1940. Photo by Hans Groenhoff, Smithsonian Institution.

A Pan Am flying boat at the New York City's Marine Air Terminal, LaGuardia Airport circa the

Howard Hughes' "Spruce Goose"

Howard Hughes' Spruce Goose steampunk flying machine, made it's one and only flight on

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