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Real Name: Patrick Riordan
Member Since: May 10th, 2010
About Me: My name's Pat. I'm an Aircraft Engineer, and I have a Mother Teresa-like love of stupid, stupid planes.
It turns out that early aviation was more a matter of slapping as many of whatever they had lying around the workshop together and getting a running start off the nearest cliff. The truly crazy part? Sometimes it actually worked.
When the brilliance of military weaponry shines through, entire wars can be swung in one nation's favor. When the insanity wins, their designs wind up in a Cracked article.
Building military aircraft is really, really hard. Sometimes, though, they just sort of slap something together and send the pilot off to die.