Is Truth Stranger than Photoshop?

Guess which of the these aircraft photos are real and which are ’shopped. The answers are at the end.

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1. Real: BICh-7A, 1929, parabolic wings tester

2. Doctored scene from Area 51; see the original here

3. Real: Vaught V-173 "Flying Pancake" experimental vertical takeoff- and landing aircraft

4. Real: Avro VZ9 Avrocar, another experimental VTOL craft (more pix, video)

5. Yep. Antonov A-40, flying tank attempt by Russia c. 1942

6. Real: the Caproni Ca.60 Noviplano, 1921 (yes, it flew)

7. Real: Lippisch Aerodyne experimental wingless aircraft (also flew)

8. Unfortunately, the Double Eagle Blackbird is a digital cut-and-paste job

9. The Russian K-7 actually existed. The picture above is greatly embellished art. Here's the real K-7:

10. Another from the doctor behind the Area 51 effort above

11. Real Navy X-47B unmanned combat air vehicle

12. I don't know. According to UFO sites, this is the alien craft that crashed in Sverdlovsk, Russia (formerly Yekaterinburg) in March of 1969. Anyone seen the Russian B movie this is really from?

13. Inconclusive: Giant UFO seen photographed over Mexico. Shame how all of the pictures came out blurry

14. Real: Seattle's Space Needle

15. Not sure

Related Links: Once a Spy; My True Area 51 Story