Have you been lately in a commercial airport? Boredom is the name of the game; a few design configurations repeated “ad nauseam”. Not so in the interwar period, as we can observe in this “time capsule” photo:
-The outrageously French four-engined Farman F.121 (ex F3X) Jabiru with its low aspect ratio wing and trademark ugliness s in the foreground.
-Beginning at the left in the back, two examples of the classic Fokker construction style: the successful single engine F.VIIa and a less well-known twin-engined F.VIII.
-And last but not least a very Germanic, and metallic, Rohrbach Ro VIII Roland I of Lufthansa….they sure longed for some stability employing that huge wing dihedral angle.
I rest my case.