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Aviation History Reader Poll  

Our picks for the top-12 most beautiful airplanes listed below are bound to elicit opinions, both pro and con. What airborne beauties did we overlook? What’s your all-time favorite beautiful aircraft?


1. Supermarine Spitfire

2. Lockheed Constellation

3. Hughes H-1

4. Northrop T-38

5. Beech 17 Staggerwing

6. De Havilland DH.88 Comet

7. Concorde

8. North American F-86 Sabre

9. Learjet 23

10. Douglas DC-3

11. Republic XF-12

12. Vickers VC-10


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