You Won’t Believe These Planes Never Made It To Production
Stipa-Caproni – 1932
With its barrel-shaped fuselage, the Italian design sucked the air through the center of the body. The pilot and passengers sat above the air tunnel. The goal was to create a more fuel-efficient engine, which succeeded. The craft was so stable, pilots struggled to change course, despite the abnormally low speeds required to stay aloft.