September 3rd, 2003

classic beard

Funky Biplane

Saw this in some otherwise random surfing: the PZL M 15 Belphegor, a polish-manufactured, 1970's era, *jet* biplane. Apparently the first jet biplane ever.

It really looks like someone started with a schoolbus, or maybe a subway car, strapped on an engine, and then sandwiched wings around it. Aerodynamics usually leads to *some* sort of aesthetics... but not this time :)