Technology: The Three Biggest Aviation Advances From This Year: How RFID tags, carbon-fiber airframes, and battery sensors will change the course of flight. Vertical Takeoff and Landing (VTOL) aircraft will turn helicopters into airplanes.
Ekranoplan Casspian The Russian Tank-Ship-Plane. Not exactly a plane but still cool. It flies just over the water because of ground effect. So it can haul a heavy load very efficiently compared to getting it up to altitude. Or floating.
The German Focke-Wulf Huckebein was a jet-powered fighter aircraft designed as the successor to the Messerschmitt and other day fighters in Luftwaffe service during World War II. Only a few prototypes were developed.
concept helicopter gunship model from by lufei bi from luzhou china game animation U. military was modeled then combined with the idea to enlarge the size of the airframe double-tail support structure to mount bigger payload