The Wright Brothers are probably the most well-known aircraft designers in history. They made many mistakes along the way, but there were plenty of other design failures that you’ve probably never heard about. Read on to see some of the worst military and commercial aircraft in aviation history and find out why they made the list.
The Fisher P-75 Eagle Was A Let-Down
Everything about the Fisher P-75 Eagle was supposed to be a success. The “75” came from the French 75-mm gun of the Great War, so it was a symbol of victory. Adding eagle to the name stood for American greatness and the media helped build the hype of this aircraft.
The P-75 Eagle was the Frankenstein of interceptors as it combined parts from better aircraft. Sadly, the engine used for the Eagle didn’t live up to the hype of everything else and was highly disappointing. It lacked horsepower and made the overall performance of the Eagle underwhelming.