Douglas F4D-1 Skyray - Every aircraft has a beginning. Unlike cars and household items aircraft are still largely hand built. Even today. This photo dump shows some classic aircraft in their early stages.


Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress


Boeing B-52 Super Fortress

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Consolidated B-36 Peacemaker


North American B-58 Hustler

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North American XB-70


Republic F-105 Thunderchief


Grumman F-14 Tomcat


Lockheed P-38 Lightning


Lockheed C-130 Hercules


Lockheed C-141 Starlifter


Lockheed Martin F-22

And finally...

Lockheed SR-71