Synopsis by Sarah Ing
This six-hour Discovery series displays the freaks of the aviation world. Like much odd-looking machinery, Strange Planes: Drones, Mutants and Midgets can't be judged by appearances alone. Composed of brand-new innovation, these planes represent the best technology has to offer. Drones refers to unmanned aircraft and encompasses everything from radio-controlled air vehicles to aerial torpedo "bugs." Mutants are planes that fulfill secondary purposes. Pint-sized experimentals like midgets are also remembered. Despite their unusual façades, these strange planes have carved out a special place in history.