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Detego

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Ah. I wasn't aware it was a contest. I just figured you were making a "statement of fact". LOL
So far as existing aircraft are considered, the Spitfire still is my hands down winner for most attractive.

The Spitfire is the only one I'd compare it with. Good Pick.
 

litespeed

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It sure is a stunning looking aircraft, the design is so far advanced for its time of 1937. It is a beautiful metal sculpture, and would have blown the minds of the people back then.

At this stage it gets my vote.......................but like all objects of pure beauty- it is only skin deep.

But hell if it flew and I owned it-.............................I would never kick her out of bed for leaking.
 

SVSUSteve

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George Pereira´s GP-5 is one extremely good looking plane.
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Interesting design but I've never been particularly fond of the racers. I guess it just comes from not having much of an interest in watching or participating in a bunch of guys flying in circles at low altitude. You'd think with my love of high speed aircraft for point A to point B travel that I would have some crossover. LOL
 

bmcj

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I see beauty in many of the old designs (vintage and early years of flight), but to throw a few at you that are more akin to the examples you have given so far...


Lockheed Constellation (Connie)
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Lancair
Lancair_Legacy-5.jpgLancair2000_1.jpgLancair360-Baker.jpg


Mustang (one of these photos is the one I maintained and flew)
p51-11a.jpgP51ManOWarEVG01.jpgDSC_0256e_filteredc.jpg


Denny Polen's Special
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Republic XF-12 Rainbow
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Beech Staggerwing


Lockheed SR-71
 

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