Sprinkling a bit of more “traditional” mecha in this time.
Blackburn Buccaneer, and an early-variant Harrier!
Fun fact about the Buccaneer - it uses a “blown wing” system which generates more lift - handy to have when you’re flying absurdly low and need every bit of flap control you can get. But, it had one main issue: since it was a sort of ram air system powered by the turbines, you had to add a little throttle to use it, so I’ve read - which also means the pilot had to use some air brake as to not overspeed the aircraft!
And I’m not really that savvy about the Harrier’s history in detail, but, they’re always cool in my book. Especially this one in that camo!
The Stipa-Caproni was an experimental Italian aircraft designed in 1932 by Luigi Stipa (1900–1992) and built by Caproni. It featured a hollow, barrel-shaped fuselage with the engine and propeller completely enclosed by the fuselage—in essence, the whole fuselage was a single ducted fan. Although the Regia Aeronautica (Italian Royal Air Force) was not interested in pursuing development of the Stipa-Caproni, its design influenced the development of jet propulsion.