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Scott Furlong Predator - fictional British VTOL fighter prototype built for "The Plane Makers" - a British television series between 1963 and 1965. It looks very like the real French VTOL fighters e.g Dassault Balzac V or Mirage III/V.

Scott Furlong Predator - fictional British VTOL fighter prototype built for "The Plane Makers" - a British television series between 1963 and It looks very like the real French VTOL fighters e.g Dassault Balzac V or Mirage III/V.

Royal Air Force Black Arrows Hawker Hunter F.6 fighters flying in formation, circa 1957. The Black Arrows were the predecessor of the modern day Red Arrows. (Photo: AerobaticTeams.net)

Royal Air Force Black Arrows Hawker Hunter fighters flying in formation, circa

North American Rockwell Buckeye: my trainer airplane 4 of 4 to earn my Wings of Gold

The XB-38 Flying Fortress was a single example conversion of a production B-17E Flying Fortress, testing whether the Allison V-1710 V type engine could be substituted for the standard Wright R-1820 radial engine during early World War II

Flying Fortress converted to with Allison liquid-cooled engines as an experimental testbed in the event the radial engine.

January 14, 1953: First flight of the Convair F2Y Sea Dart

Convair Sea Dart was a unique American seaplane fighter aircraft that rode on twin hydro-skis for takeoff. It flew only as a prototype, and never entered production. It is the only seaplane so far to have exceeded the speed of sound (in shallow dive).

the EWR VJ 101C experimental German jet fighter VTOL tiltjet aircraft, circa 1965  (images via The X-Planes of Europe, Tony Buttler with Jean-Louis Delezenne, Hikoki Publications)

the EWR VJ experimental German jet fighter VTOL tiltjet aircraft, circa 1965 (images via The X-Planes of Europe, Tony Buttler with Jean-Louis Delezenne, Hikoki Publications)

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Convair F2Y Sea Dart (1953) was a unique American seaplane fighter aircraft that rode on twin hydro-skis for takeoff. It flew only as a prototype, and never entered production. It is the only seaplane so far to have exceeded the speed of sound (in shallow dive).

Convair Sea Dart was a unique American seaplane fighter aircraft that rode on twin hydro-skis for takeoff. It flew only as a prototype, and never entered production. It is the only seaplane so far to have exceeded the speed of sound (in shallow dive).