Airborne Awesomosity

What’s The Ugliest Military Aircraft


Blohm and Voss BV141


Looks may be in the eye of the beholder but sometimes a design just looks like it shouldn’t work.



Messerschmitt ME 323


Last week we looked at aircraft that looked aerodynamically and aesthetically correct. Today we look at the other side of the coin. The lead image is one of several asymmetrical designs developed and produced by the Germans during the Second World War. Above we see the ungainly six engined Messerschmitt ME-323 powered by Gnome engines liberated from the French after it was found that it didn’t work that well as a glider.


Only A Mother Can Love This Shape

 My last choice here is the entirely unattractive F-117. An aircraft designed around a singular purpose of avoiding radar at all costs.  This choice might upset a few of you but lets face it this looks like something Michael Bay would have created for the Transformers movies if he had been allowed to.  So now its up to all of you to agree or disagree with my own choices or, better, to present your own below.