Lee-Richards Annular Monoplane No I (1913). During the pioneer years before the First World War, Cedric Lee and George Tilghman Richards in the UK built and flew a series of aircraft having a novel flat ring-shaped or annular wing.
The machine is known variously as the Kitchen annular biplane and the Lee-Richards annular biplane. Flight tests in 1911 were disappointing and that Autumn the biplane was destroyed on the ground by high winds, when its hangar collapsed.
KT 'Kryl'ya tanka' (Tank's Wings) was a Soviet wartime design intended to supply partisans behind German lines with light armour. The Antonov design bureau quickly developed a set of biplane wings and twin-boomed tail that could be fitted to turn a T-60 tank into a glider.
Nord Gerfaut II (1956) with Aladin radar above nose. Nord Gerfaut was a delta-wing experimental research aircraft, originally designed and built by SFECMAS - Société Française d'Etude et de Construction de Matériel Aéronautiques Spéciaux which was later merged with SNCAN - Société Nationale de Constructions Aéronautiques du Nord to form Nord Aviation.
Rocheville Arctic Tern 07/03/2005. From the Aerofiles: "Manufactured in 1932, three-seat open/cabin mid-wing monoplane on floats, powered by a 300 hp Wasp Junior (or 450 hp Wasp). Hybrid designed by Charles Rocheville, wing from a Lockheed Sirius, tail from a Lockheed Vega. Special-purpose plane for Shell Oil Co. in Alaskan photographic explorations. Pilot in open cockpit in small nacelle, crew in enclosed pods atop pontoons. Also known as EMSCO Artic Tern, crashed June 1933 during testing."
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