25 Aircraft That Were Either Designed For Fun Or By Mistake

#24 – Vought V-173 – 1942


Vought V-173, the “Flying Pancake”, an American trial contender airplane for the United States Navy (1942). The Vought V-173 “Flying Pancake” was an American trial test flying machine worked as a major aspect of the Vought XF5U “Flying Flapjack” United States Navy contender air ship program amid World War II. Both the V-173 and the XF5U highlighted an irregular “all-wing” outline comprising of level, to some degree circle formed bodies (consequently the name) filling in as the lifting surface.[1] Two cylinder motors covered in the body drove propellers situated on the main edge at the wingtips.