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1926 Macchi M.39

M 39 Macchi Race Seaplane M 39 Display Desktop Airplane Wood Model Small

Avions biscornus

The Gee Bee Model R is easily one of the most unusual airplanes ever to fly,

Supermarine S6B seaplane

gruene-teufel: “ british-eevee: “ Supermarine seaplane in flight (Date and location unknown) ” Reminds me of a lawn dart ” One of the many legacies of the unfortunately defunct Schneider Trophy.

Hadley-Page Victor B.2 first flew in 1959 as part of the RAF "V" bomber fleet. It's role changed to Photo Recon in 1968 and then to aerial tanker in 1969. Victor K.1's were retired in 1993.

Hadley-Page Victor flew in 1959 as part of the RAF "V" bomber fleet. It's role changed to Photo Recon in 1968 and then to aerial tanker in Victor were retired in

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The Gloster Napier IVB photographed at Calshot before the edition ot the Schneider Trophy race held at Venice

Piaggio P7 Pinocchio - Awesome looking plane.  But, it never flew.

Piaggio Pinocchio - Awesome looking plane. But, it never flew.

Schneider Trophy special: Virgina, 1926    Major Mario de Bernardi, in his Macchi M.39

Schneider Trophy special: Virgina, 1926 Major Mario de Bernardi, in his Macchi

Schneider Trophy special: Cowes, 1929  The oddest and most unconventional contender - probably for any aerial competition - was the Piaggio-...

Schneider Trophy special: Cowes, 1929 The oddest and most unconventional contender - probably for any aerial competition - was the Piaggio-Pegna Instead of floats, Piaggio went with hydrofoils - hoping this would reduce drag and weight.

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