All aircraft’s have a kind of majestic air to them, with their smart powerful looks and engine. However some simply stand out from the rest as vastly impressive and beautiful to look at. See below the most impressive looking aircraft’s in the world.
This turbojet-powered supersonic passenger jet airliner features a maximum speed over twice the speed of sound. The Concorde has room for 92 to 128 passengers and entered service in 1976 until 2003.
‘Connie’ was produced from 1943 until 1958 in a variety of models. The Kelly Johnson creation was known first as the Constellation and then in stretched form as the Super Constellation. They were able to fly up to 5,400 miles, cruising at 295 knots/340 mpf.
Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird
This plane, also created by Kelly Johnson could fly higher than any other plane and evade missiles. The true capabilities of this impressive aircraft still haven’t been fully discovered. Some people suggest it exceeded 100,000 ft in altitude.
The Dassault Rafale aircraft is a French twin-engine, canard delta wing, multirole fighter aircraft designed and built by Dassault Aviation. The Rafale is equipped with a wide range of weapons and designed for a variety of messages.
This sub-sonic jet airliner is extremely beautiful to look at, elegant with perfect sweeping lines. The British-built plane was the only western airliner to ever use a rear-mounted, 4 engine configuration which was a defining feature that complimented its streamlined sleek look. Only 54 of these were ever built, being entered into airline service in 1964 but not being a success.
A single-seat, twin-engine, all weather stealth tactical fighter airplane. The Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor was developed for the United States Air Force, designed primarily as an air superiority fighter. It had additional capabilities such as ground attack, electronic welfare and signals intelligence roles.
The WW2 aircraft that ‘won the Battle of Britain’ is extremely well known. However most people would not know that it was originally designed as a racing plane not a fighter plane.
Learjet 8 5
This aircraft is the first Bombardier Aerospace business jet to feature a composite structure. The Learjet 85 falls between the categories of of midsize and super midsize range. The aircraft is known to have a high-speed cruise of Mach 0.82 and a transcontinental range of up to 3,000 nautical miles.
The French-built Sud Aviation SE 210 Caravelle is an intriguing looking aircraft. Due to the unusual rounded triangular windows and the original design of the tail, this plane had a kind of indefinable mystique which is beautiful to look at.
Piaggio Aero Avanti
This aircraft is an Italian executive transport aircraft with twin turboprop engines mounted in pusher configuration. It may be flown by one or two pilots and seats up to nine passengers it its pressurized cabin. The Piaggio P180 Avanti is designed of three-surface configuration, having a small forward wing and a conventional tail plane as well as its main wing.
24 incredible unused plane designs
These incredible designs were developed for aircraft that either never came to be, can’t yet be built, or don’t have any particular use.
But they do make for some fascinating photographs, illustrations and ideas.
Built in 1979, the NASA AD-1 proved that the wings of an aircraft could pivot quite dramatically without losing any of the planes’ stability.
The Stipa-Caproni was built in the 1930’s, with the propeller contained entirely within the fuselage. Although never put onto the production line, the aircraft worked and lead to the development of the jet engine.
The Nemuth Parasol was built by students of Miami University to prove that even a circular wing could keep an aircraft in flight.
The Vought V-173 was an experimental place developed by the US. It was able to fly exceptionally slowly.
The 281 Proteus was designed to be as efficient as possible in order to stay in the air as long as possible. This allowed the aircraft to act as telecommunication relays, though they later became obsolete with the development of unmanned aircraft.
The Blohm & Voss BV 141 was a German tactical aeroplane, notable for its asymmetry.
The Grumman X-29 was notable for its wings – which are attached to the body of the aircraft at the opposite angle to usual jet planes.
Designed for high speed, the Douglas XB-42 Mixmaster bomber placed propellers at the back of the plane to reduce drag effects.
The Sikorsky X-Wing aimed to combine the vertical lift of a helicopter with the forward speed of a jet plane. The project was dropped in 1988.
These blended wing planes where developed by Boeing, and were used to persuade NASA to arrange a contract with Boeing.
The Lockheed-Martin P-791 was designed to combine buoyancy with aerodynamic propulsion, allowing it to shift heavy cargo loads quickly.
The Russian Beriev Be-200 was a short-lived amphibious aircraft on a huge scale.
The White Knight Two is designed to carry spacecraft between the two fuselages and ferry them to the very edge of the Earth’s atmosphere.
The McDonnell XF-85 Goblin was a ‘parasite fighter’ that was meant to be deployed from the bomb bay of a larger plane.
Nasa’s Super Guppy plane was designed to haul oversized cargo.
The ‘Pregnant Guppy’ was the Super Guppy’s predecessor.
The hulking Bartini Beriev VVA-14 was a soviet plane that employed vertical take-off.
The Avro Canada VZ-9 Avrocar was developed by the US during the cold war in secrecy. The aircraft would have looked very much like a flying saucer, though it had severe overheating problems that prevented its practicality.
The Snecma Flying Coleoptere was a French experimental aircraft that could take of and land vertically, removing the need for a runway.
The De Lackner HZ-1 Aerocycle was designed to take a single soldier into difficult-to-reach areas for reconnaissance missions.
The Puffin was designed by Nasa to carry a single pilot.
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Hamilton Saleyards featured in Water Saving Case Study
The Hamilton Saleyards – designed, engineered & fabricated by Central Steel Build – recently featured in a case study by ClearWater, a government-endorsed program to encourage sustainable corporate water-savings practises.
The large amount of roof-space is used to collect rainwater run-off, which is stored and used for the truck wash station.
Read the full document below and see our drone footage of the project:
Hamilton Saleyards, Hamilton