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kleinbl00  ·  521 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The Blohm & Voss BV 141 is a weird bird.

To no one's surprise, the advent of computers and computational analysis eliminated a lot of the obviously bad ideas.

Kelly Johnson had a maxim that ugly planes were bad designs; what we see as "ugly" is nothing more than intuition.

A number of German and English designers lacked this intuition.