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5 Bizarre Aircraft That Pushed the Boundaries of Engineering

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You might think most planes look the same, but here are five of the most bizarre aircraft that, no matter their appearance, still managed to fly.

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Sources:
SR-71:
https://www.lockheedmartin.com/en-us/news/features/history/blackbird.html
https://www.businessinsider.com/retired-sr-71-pilot-describes-what-its-like-to-fly-the-blackbird-2018-8
https://airandspace.si.edu/stories/editorial/setting-records-sr-71-blackbird
https://www.space.com/16666-sr-71-blackbird.html
https://www.nasa.gov/centers/armstrong/news/FactSheets/FS-030-DFRC.html

Grumman X-29:
https://www.nasa.gov/centers/armstrong/news/FactSheets/FS-008-DFRC.html'>https://www.nasa.gov/centers/armstrong/news/FactSheets/FS-008-DFRC.html
https://books.google.com/books?id=YeQDAAAAMBAJ&lpg=PA75&dq=X-29&pg=PA75#v=onepage&q&f=false
https://www.airspacemag.com/flight-today/moments-and-milestones-swept-forward-9317275/'>https://www.airspacemag.com/flight-today/moments-and-milestones-swept-forward-9317275/
https://www.sciencefocus.com/future-technology/what-are-the-advantages-of-forward-swept-wings-in-aircraft-design/
https://www.airspacemag.com/flight-today/moments-and-milestones-swept-forward-9317275/'>https://www.airspacemag.com/flight-today/moments-and-milestones-swept-forward-9317275/

Aero Spacelines 377PG:
https://www.tested.com/science/space/533738-nasas-super-guppyawkward-old-and-irreplaceable/
http://www.allaboutguppys.com/pg/377pgf.htm
https://www.airspacemag.com/flight-today/big-idea-485704/
http://www.airliners.net/aircraft-data/airbus-a300-600st-super-transporter/19

North American X-15:
https://www.nasa.gov/centers/armstrong/news/FactSheets/FS-052-DFRC.html
https://airandspace.si.edu/collection-objects/north-american-x-15
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mX8CkyDzPN0
https://www.aviationcv.com/aviation-blog/2016/top-10-fastest-aircraft-in-the-world
https://www.nasa.gov/centers/dryden/multimedia/imagegallery/X-15/EC05-0177-33.html

Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey:
https://science.howstuffworks.com/osprey1.htm
https://www.airforce-technology.com/projects/osprey/
https://www.military.com/equipment/mv-22-osprey
https://www.boeing.com/defense/v-22-osprey/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TjBC8YlMEdg
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Images:
https://www.istockphoto.com/vector/airplanes-on-blue-background-industrial-blueprint-of-airplane-airliner-in-top-side-gm957073292-261328146
https://www.istockphoto.com/photo/blackbird-in-flight-gm172721377-5307237
https://www.istockphoto.com/photo/sr-71-blackbird-with-clipping-path-gm450989631-30266074
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Lockheed_SR-71_Blackbird.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Lockheed_SR-71A_3view.svg
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Boeing_KC-135Q_refueling_SR-71.JPEG
https://www.nasa.gov/centers/armstrong/news/FactSheets/FS-008-DFRC.html'>https://www.nasa.gov/centers/armstrong/news/FactSheets/FS-008-DFRC.html
https://www.istockphoto.com/photo/thermal-view-of-the-fighter-gm638687756-114664655
https://youtu.be/v-8MVnPHzio
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Pregnant_Guppy_NASA.jpg
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Pan_Am_Stratocruiser_San_Francisco.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:SaturnSIV.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Super_Guppy_N941_NASA_landing_(crop).jpg
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:AirExpo_2014_-_Beluga_02_(cropped).jpg
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:F-GSTB_-_2_Airbus_A.300B4-608ST_Beluga_Airbus_(8634655670).jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:North_American_X-15.jpg
https://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/images/342156main_E62-7893_full.jpg
https://www.nasa.gov/centers/dryden/multimedia/imagegallery/X-15/E-4935.html
https://www.nasa.gov/centers/dryden/multimedia/imagegallery/X-15/E-4942.html
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:NorthAmericanX-15600.jpeg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Pilot_Neil_Armstrong_with_X-15_-1_(9458061153).jpg
https://www.istockphoto.com/photo/boeing-bell-v-22-osprey-gm951315838-259692732
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Aircraft.osprey.678pix.jpg
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:V22-Osprey.jpg
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:CV-22_Osprey_flies_over_the_Emerald_Coast.JPG
https://www.videoblocks.com/video/mv-22-osprey-functional-check-flight-hblaqkp
https://www.flickr.com/photos/navalsurfaceforces/19756574056/in/photolist-ASnirc-bHBWc4-pF7q2u-hgszrJ-hdsqYR-h67PcD-hgsymh-w6PBab
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:V-22_Osprey_wing_rotated.jpg

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