Vought V-173: The Delicious Pancake.

Vought V-173: The Delicious Pancake

The V-173  was the proof of concept aircraft built to validate the future Vought XF5U “Flying Flapjack” fighter, the radical brainchild of noted aeronautical engineer Charles Zimmerman. A flying saucer before its time, the Flying Pancake showed remarkable low-speed capabilities and promised high maneuverability. Sadly, the “Flying Flapjack” fighter project was cancelled just after the end of WWII.

Those wooden blades.

2 thoughts on “Vought V-173: The Delicious Pancake.

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