Flying Coffins: Meet the 5 Worst Fighter Planes of All Time

May 16, 2021 Topic: Fighters Region: World Blog Brand: The Reboot Tags: PlanesAircraftCentury SeriesCold War

Flying Coffins: Meet the 5 Worst Fighter Planes of All Time

The difference between a great fighter and a terrible fighter can be remarkably small.

Dishonorable Mention: General Dynamics F-111 Aardvark, McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II, Messerschmidt Bf 110, Bolton-Paul Defiant, Fairey Fulmar, Sukhoi Su-7 Fitter.

Robert Farley is an assistant professor at the Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce. His work includes military doctrine, national security, and maritime affairs.He blogs at Lawyers, Guns and Money and Information Dissemination and The Diplomat. Follow him on Twitter:@drfarls.

This article first appeared in 2014.

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