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I'd rather be seen in a fat bird!

A shoo-in candidate for the ugliest aeroplane in the world.

This strange concoction was devised as a low-cost way of deafening a crew of two and up to 22 passengers/troops, or 16 paratroopers or 12 litters plus two attendants or 5200 lbs of freight in the hold. The deafening would continue for about 380km at a speed of 400kph (or 250mph in old money).

Used as a military transport by 17 countries, had the Booties and Paras been faster into Port Stanley ... we could have nicked one or two off the Argies.

The Short SC7 Skyvan was built in Belfast, which raises the suspicion that it might be capable of time travel.