Synopsis by Sarah Ing
The Discovery series Strange Planes studies the remarkable and often baffling history behind odd aircraft. Strange Planes: Strange Shapes concentrates on the unusual forms that often grace the engineer's drawing board. Eliminating the fuselage on aircraft was an interesting idea that didn't come to fruition. However, the concept of a smaller, more aerodynamic plane did. Out of this idea, the Flying Wing was born. Seen in everything from the 1929 Halten Meteor, to the modern-day Stealth Bomber, this smooth design works.