ROCHEVILLE ARCTIC TERN A hybrid aircraft designed by Charles Rocheville, using the wing from a Lockheed Sirius and the tail from a Lockheed Vega. It was a special-purpose plane built for Shell Oil Co. for Alaskan photographic explorations. The pilot flew the airplane from the open cockpit in the small nacelle, while the crew stayed warm in the enclosed pods atop the pontoons. Also known as the EMSCO Artic Tern, it crashed in June of 1933 during testing. - highroad