“We were once told that the aeroplane had ‘abolished frontiers’; actually it is only since the aeroplane became a serious weapon that frontiers have become definitely impassable” - George Orwell wrote (1945).
The aircraft on this list are amongst the biggest and most spectacular ever built. These 10 giant military planes are incredible feats of engineering, and their impact on people’s lives cannot be underestimated. This topic includes such classic airplanes as World War Two’s Boeing B-29 Superfortress, the monstrous Cold War-era Boeing B-52 Stratofortress, and massive transport plane the Convair XC-99. But see for yourself.
10. Martin JRM Mars9. Messerschmitt ME 3238. Blohm & Voss BV 2387. Boeing B-29 Superfortress6. Convair B-36 Peacemaker
5. Boeing B-52 Stratofortress4. Convair XC-99 3. Lockheed C-5 Galaxy 2. Tupolev Tu-1601. Antonov An-225 Mriya