Everyone has a different idea of beauty. You can never get all people to agree with how you perceive beauty. That is why instead of trying to find the most beautiful aircraft, we picked a list of the most exotic looking aircraft of all times.
10. Beechcraft Model 17 Staggerwing
This American biplane first flew in 1932. It had an atypical negative wing stagger. It may be timeworn but beautiful none the less.
9. Gee Bee Model R Super Sportster
Made by the Granville Brothers Aircraft of Springfield, the Gee Bee was a special purpose racing aircraft. It may not be the best racer, but it sure is beautiful.
The aviation legend Burt Rutan designed the Model 202 Boomerang as a part of his collection of innovative home-build experimental airplanes. The purpose of the craft was to increase performance, efficiency, and safety compared to other general aviation aircraft available. This two-engine asymmetrical aircraft looks like no other of its kind.
7. Supermarine Spitfire
This British single-seat fighter aircraft was one of the most outstanding fighter aircraft of WW II used by the Royal Air Force and many other Allied countries.
6. De Havilland DH103 Hornet
The fastest British twin piston engine fighter De Havilland first flew in 1944, right about the end of WW II.
5. F-22 Raptor
Developed for the US Air Force, defining air dominance, the Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor is a fifth-generation, single-seat, twin-engine, all-weather stealth tactical fighter aircraft.
4. The Northop B-2 Spirit
This Stealth Bomber is an American heavy penetration strategic bomber, featuring low observable stealth technology designed for penetrating dense anti-aircraft.
3. The F-117 Nighthawk
Operated by the United States Air Force, this single-seat, twin-engine stealth attack aircraft developed by Lockheed’s secretive Skunk Works division is a true sight of beauty.
2. The Avro Vulcan
Operated by the Royal Air Force for nearly three decades, the Avro Vulcan was a jet-powered tailless delta wing high altitude strategic bomber. This one, without a doubt, is one of the most beautiful aircraft ever made.
1. The Blackbird
The Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird indeed deserves to be at the top of the list. The SR-71 was an advanced, long-range strategic aircraft developed as a black project in the 1960s. It holds the world record for the fastest air-breathing manned aircraft.
Out of all these, which one is your favorite? Comment below!