Re: Ugly, beautyful or purposeful.
"FFS, best looking plane ever is clearly the DH Mosquito. Are you all blind?"
Yes, thank you, that. Definitely the DH Mosquito.
Closely followed by Concorde, Spitfire, A12/SR71, EE Lightning. And inexplicably the Sunderland Flying Boat does things for me too.
Though nothing shows true mastery of air quite so explicitly as an F117. Making something that clearly shouldn't fly fly was really impressive, especially for the comparatively tiny amount of money they spent doing it.