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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP05 Sep 2017 11:28 a.m. PST

…Too Weird for Use in WW2.

"MORE AIRPLANES rolled off assembly lines during World War Two than in any other period in the history of aviation. In fact, between 1939 and 1945, Allied factories cranked out a staggering 633,000 aircraft. That's 288 a day or one every five minutes for six years straight. For their part, Germany, Italy and Japan manufactured more than a quarter million machines. In all, at least 750 distinct models of aircraft were in production during the war years. And amazingly, more than 250 additional designs, from fighters and bombers to trainers and transports, were evaluated and rejected by the world's air forces. Some of these also-rans were passed over for being too expensive, others were too slow, ungainly or not safe for combat. Yet despite their unsuitability, a number of these experimental aircraft featured designs so innovative and outlandish they call out for recognition even now, more than 70 years later. Let's take a look at some…"

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skirmishcampaigns05 Sep 2017 7:24 p.m. PST

Note that Twin Mustangs like the one pictured above fought in combat in the first few days of the Korean War.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP07 Sep 2017 11:05 a.m. PST

Interesting…


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