Experimental and Hypothetical Aircraft

X Planes is a photoblog of experimental, hypothetical, and outright imaginary aircraft throughout modern aviation history. The picture above is of a particular F-106:

On Feb 2nd, 1970, a Convair F-106 Delta Dagger was found in a snow-covered Montana field, pilot-less, landing gear up, and with the engine still running - the melting snow causing the aircraft to slowly move forward…

The pilot - Captain Gary Faust - had earlier ejected from the aircraft at 15,000 feet when it entered a flat spin. Amazingly, the un-piloted aircraft then recovered, to make a gentle “belly-up” landing…

Link via Instapundit

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Speaking of odd airplanes....below is a link to a National Geographic web page that has reconstructed a WWII era, German stealth fighter. Very interesting.

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