Planes have come a long way since the Wright brothers first took to the skies. Each year, new aviation improvements emerge, making it safer and more efficient. Simultaneously, some have attempted to “perfect” the act of flying, but have failed miserably.
Many concepts before the Wright Brothers were comical, as were designs built by militaries all across the world during the Cold War. Faulty designs aren’t simply from the past; some are far more current than you might expect! Here’s a list of aircraft that didn’t quite live up to their titles…
Some of the planes are simply “plane” unattractive!
The P-75 Eagle by Fisher didn’t live up to its name
The Fisher P-75 Eagle had high expectations. The “75” in the plane’s name comes from a plane that flew in France during World War I and was capable of firing a 75-mm gun. What could be more American than an eagle? When you put them all together, it’s simple to see why this plane design sparked such excitement.
The plane’s flight performance was less than stellar. The concept appeared reasonable: the plane itself had borrowed ideas from a variety of planes, so it should theoretically be able to take the finest features of each and make them fly even better. However, the engine lacked the horsepower needed to get the plane flying well, and other performance indicators revealed the Fisher P-75 Eagle was average at best.