Gee Bee Model R

Beautiful but dangerous. There’s something incredibly appealing about this little plane. Designed for manoeuvrability  in air races, it inspires some kind of retro futuristic feeling in it’s seeming denial of laws of physics and traditional aeronautical design. I love it.

It reminds me of the Famicon video game Twin Bee. For some reason I had always imagined that this was the plane represented in the 8-bit shoot em up joy-fest.

The Gee Bee Model R Super Sportster : A Cute But Dangerous Airplane