Sometimes They look Better on the Drawing Board
Experimental aircraft have such a variety of design concepts, both good and not so much. I was fortunate that I found a fairly accurate line drawing and several good quality photographs to make life easy. Frederick Koolhoven created some funky designs that ranged from brilliant to down right odd. This was one of his stranger attempts.
The Armstrong Whitworth F.K.5 and F.K.6 were experimental triplanes built as escort fighters by Armstrong Whitworth during the First World War. They carried two gunners in nacelles mounted on the center wing. One example of each type was built, with no further development or production following.
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