A Giant in flight. The Messerschmitt Me 323 Gigant ("Giant") was a German military transport aircraft of World War II. and was the largest land-based transport aircraft of the war. A total of 213 are recorded as having been made.
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.
JUN 2 1943 ‘Battle in the Bay’ – Sunderland v Ju The huge Short Sunderland flying boat had a crew of 9 but could accommodate as many as 80 men when used as a transport. Radar had only been introduced to the Sunderland in October