1951 ... F-7U "Cutlass" Navy fighter

... looking cool was about the only thing this early US Navy jet fighter did right. Jet engines were still not very powerful or reliable and earned this plane the nicknmae of 'The Gut-less Cutlass'

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Mad Padre said...

The F-35 of its day, maybe?

Historical Hellraiser Cinema said...

It had many mechanical failings ,insufficient power and hydraulic problems but its aerodynamic design served as an inspiration for the F-14 Tomcat