The U.S. military comes up with some amazing aircraft to meet its battlefield requirements. And American defense contractors are not afraid to think outside the box when it comes to U.S. air superiority.
Like designing a helmet that lets a pilot literally see outside his or her plane, for example.
But not every idea is a hit. No one is 100-percent perfect every time, but sometimes it makes a pilot wonder, "how the hell did this get made?"