Top 10 Strangest Flying Machines In Aviation History


Mankind’s fascination with flying didn’t end after the first airplanes were constructed. Trying to push the limits of what we thought was possible in terms of flying machines, we came up with incredible ideas for how the aircrafts of the future should look like. Needless to say, not all of the aircrafts that were envisioned managed to rise to the expectations, while some of these concepts were downright ludicrous. Without further ado, here are the top 10 strangest flying machines in the history of aviation.

10Convair V2 Sea Dart

This was seen as a pretty revolutionary idea at the time. The Convair V2 Sea Dart was supposed to be the first jet fighter to land on water, regardless of the nature of the body of water available. Built in 1951 as a supersonic seaplane, the Convair Sea Dart was short lived, just like the pilot who tested it in its infant stages. After a fatal crash, the project was canceled, but not before it became the first seaplane to break the sound barrier.