Ekranoplan Casspian The Russian Tank-Ship-Plane. Not exactly a plane but still cool. It flies just over the water because of ground effect. So it can haul a heavy load very efficiently compared to getting it up to altitude. Or floating.
This image shows the tail and rear fuselage of a Wellington twin-engine bomber. It shows the amount of heavy damage Barnes Wallis' geodesic frame system could sustain yet still keep flying. Wallis was also the innovative inventor of the "Dambusters" bouncing bomb and many other weapons.
Combat photo of the Boeing Flying Fortress "Lakanuki" of the Bomb Group, Squadron going down just after it's tail blown off. The tail gunner David L. Butcher survived by being thrown clear when the tail came off.
My Buddy - Lt. Charles Bailey in his flying gear with his boot on the wheel of the Mustang named for his father ( My Buddy ). He shot down a German fighter flying this plane while serving in the all-black Fighter Squadron in Europe during World War II.
amazing photo of a V1 being chased by a British fighter Hal Sharpe