The Caproni-Stipa looks like something out of Fernando Botero’s hyperbolic paintings, or Benito Jacovitti’s brilliantly crazy comics. In fact, it was a real experimental Italian airplane, designed in the 1930s. Dubbed “the barrel-shaped plane” or “the cask plane”, this forerunner of jet airplanes was designed by engineer Luigi Stipa, and built as a prototype by … Continue reading THE CAPRONI-STIPA