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The Good..the Bad...and the Ugly!

The World's Ugliest Aircraft

Being a light-hearted look at aviation history

From an aesthetic point of view

Welcome readers of the World's Best Aviation magazine, The Aeroplane!!! I was astonished to find my site listed in the Internet section of the Nov 2004 issue, as I had more or less forgotten about it. Updates to come!


Could It Be?!?

The Ugliest Aircraft of All Time!
Waitomo Airtruk
The Ugliest Aircraft of All Time!

Other Ugly Aircraft


Skyvan
X-14
Inflexible
Blackburn
Kitten

AT-9
Campini
Stipa
Delanne
Duck

XP-75
Captive Heli
Arava
Jaguar
Dromeder

Pterry
R1
Stout
Villi
CA-60

Spitfire
Fokker V8
Burnelli
Nimrod
Bristol Racer

Tokai
Boomerang
Buffalo
PB 25
Wellington

Whitley
X-855e
Beverly
127/2
Carvair

Battle
F.3
Jabiru
A.2/45
Blackburd

Zubr
Potez 75
Sahara
S.B.3
Gemeaux

Seamew
Bristol 170
Gannet
I-16
Me 323

Shadower
Hendon
Heyford
Ju 322
Vildebeest

Wellesley
Hampden
HP 115
F.K. 50b
Lloyd

MB.2
P.12
Ju 287
Am. 143
Goblin

I have chosen a gallery of machines whose only common quality is looking offensive to the eye. Some of them had long and sucessful careers, others were barely flyable.

These are of course totally my own opinions here, but the overall idea came to me when I was browsing rec.aviation.military, which had a thread running for a while on this subject.

If you liked this page check out this guy with even more:
World's Ugliest Aircraft Survey


Written by Paul Senior

Hey! Want to see my regular, non-freakish aviation page?
Or my tribute to a Romanian WW2 fighter, the I.A.R. 80.

First uploaded February 16 1998
Last modified Nov 22 20004

Thanks to Jim Gilfillan for pics!

Email: pall@telusplanet.net