15 Early Aeroplanes With More Wings Than A Bucket Of Fried Chicken

15 Early Aeroplanes With More Wings Than A Bucket Of Fried Chicken

In the early days of manned flight, people generally had no clue what they were doing. If two wings could make the contraption fly, more wings must make it soar, right? Our friends at Oobject have assembled 15 of the most grandiose, excessive and redundant aeroplane wing designs of all time.

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1896 Chanute-Avery Multiple-Wing Gliding Machine, Katydid

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1904 Horatio Phillips Multiplane

His first manned machine, the 1904 multiplane had 21 wings and looked the most conventional of the three machines he created.

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1907 Flying Machine, Horatio Phillips

The last of three flying machines built by Phillips, the result is more like a wooden framed building than an aircraft, yet Phillips was the first person to truly understand that science of flight.

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1908 Roshon Multiplane

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1908, Marquis D’equevilly Multiplane

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1909 Dufaux Tiltrotor

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1910 Smith Multiplane

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1910 Jacobs Multiplane

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1910 Zerbe Multiplane

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1911 Gibson Multiplane

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1914 Howard Huntington Multiplane

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1919 Zerbe Air Sedan

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1920 Johns Multiplane

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1921 Caproni Ca.60 Flying Boat

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1923 Human Powered Gerhardt Cycleplane

The first human powered aircraft.