Saturday, June 30, 2012

Swordfish - Espadon

Espadon SX-1, Eligor - Hachette, France, 2010

By Jove Old Boy ! This is the most spectacular airplaine ever - from the Blake and Mortimer "Le Secret de l'Espadon" comics by Belgian artist Edgar P. Jacobs. 

Strangely enough, the comics were written just after the war (1946 to 1949) but in the beginning of the 50ies a real plane, the Douglas X3 Stiletto, would appear and be a close match to Jacob's design...

Douglas X3 Stiletto experimental plane (Nasa Photo)

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