"If all goes according to plan, a thunderously overpowered racing machine called will reach a straight and level speed in excess of mph and become the world’s fastest piston-driven plane. The record is held by a modified World War II—era Grumman Bearcat.
F4H / F-4 McDonnell Phantom II. 1961-1996. McD submitted an unsolicited proposal to USN for an F3H Demon upgrade; an all-weather fighter, fleet defense interceptor, all weather, carrier and land based fighter armed with exclusively missiles. An internal cannon was added in E models. Served in USN, USMC, USAF.
The Edgley Optica is a British light aircraft designed for slow-speed observation work, and intended as a low-cost alternative to helicopters. Market conditions are currently being assessed with a view to restarting production of the Optica.