Top 10 Weirdest Planes


Flying is one thing and flying with grace like the Concorde is another. While, planes’ performances are somewhat shape dependant, but aesthetics really aren’t anything to simply ignore and overdoing them is perhaps even more awful. Here are some of the strangest and/or ugliest looking aircrafts from around the world.

No 10. Spruce Goose

This opposite of beauty flew only once in 1947 and was designed to carry over 700 people. It was actually a wooden heavy transport aircraft designed and built by the Hughes Aircraft company. It was built by the U.S. War Department because of wartime raw material restrictions on the use of aluminum. Its official name is Hughes H-4 Hercules but Spruce Goose somehow stuck. This heavy transport flying boat is the largest flying boat ever built, and has the largest wingspan of any aircraft in history with span exceeding the length of a football field. It is currently housed in Evergreen Aviation Museum in McMinnville, Oregon, USA.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R5XSESxKfKE[/youtube]

No 9. Dreamlifter

This over-eating plane, officially, the Boeing 747 Large Cargo Freighter, is a wide-body cargo aircraft and the world’s longest cargo loader constructed by drastic modifications to an existing Boeing 747-400. Boeing uses this plane to bring in aircraft parts from suppliers around the world. Only 4 of the type have been built.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_GLUCvGG7s[/youtube]

No 8. Pregnant Guppy

As weird as its name, this plane was a large, wide-bodied cargo aircraft built in the United States by Aero Spacelines and used for ferrying outsized cargo items, most notably NASA’s components of the Apollo moon program. Infact, the Dreamlifter was inspired from this beauty. Only 1 unit if this aircraft was ever built and it served a good 15 years, starting in 1962.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qsy3mlFIYSk[/youtube]

No 7. Super Guppy

Another classic from Aero Spacelines. This alien-face plane is a large, wide-bodied cargo aircraft used for ferrying outsized cargo components. 5 of the type were built and are still in operation today.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yw7J2GszNY8[/youtube]

Dwarf Fortress Video Tutorial part 01 – World Generation & Finding a site


NOTE: if you cant read the text, watch this video in high quality: www.youtube.com Its also available in even higher quality on gamevee: www.gamevee.com Welcome to my series of Dwarf Fortress video tutorials. In these i will try to explain dwarf fortress so everyone can understand. I hope my videos will help some of you. Part 01: In this video i explain world generation and selecting a suitable site for your fortress I’m playing the game with tilesets and graphics because it makes the game make much more sense. Im using the Guybrush 16×16 tileset, Dystopian Rhetoric’s graphics set, and an updated color scheme. You can find the game releases on this page: dffd.wimbli.com This page also has prepacked versions with tilesets already installed. Im using “Dwarf Fortress v0.28.181.39e Graphical Repack (PC)” for this tutorial. If there’s anything thats still not clear after watching these videos, try looking it up in the dwarf fortress wiki at: www.dwarffortresswiki.net

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