5 Favourite Planes

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This thread was the lancs idea and 92.5% of the credit has to go to him 8)

Anyways, he was wondering what everybodies 5 favourite planes of world war 2 were, heres my list 8)

1. Piaggio P-108
2. Hawker Hurricane
3. Messerschmtt Bf-109
4. Heinkel He-177
5. Ilyushin IL-2

8)
 
It changes all the time :lol: but currently its:

1) Gloster Gladiator
2) Mitsubishi F1M 'Pete'
3) DH Mosquito
4) A6M 'Zero'
5) Vickers Wellington 'Wimpey'

\:D/
 
F4U-1A (due to the three-tone paint scheme :) )
F4U-1D (due to having a three-bladed prop)
F4U-4/-4B (Due to being in WWII and doing lots of ground attack)
F4U-2 (night fighter)
F4U-1 (fighter, but the canopy takes away from its beauty somewhat)

Other than Corsairs everything I like is about the same - SBD, TBF/TBM, P-61, Spitfire, Typhoon, Beaufighter, Yak-3, Zero, Val, Kate, and a bunch of others.
 
Archer said:
F4U-1A (due to the three-tone paint scheme :) )
F4U-1D (due to having a three-bladed prop)
F4U-4/-4B (Due to being in WWII and doing lots of ground attack)
F4U-2 (night fighter)
F4U-1 (fighter, but the canopy takes away from its beauty somewhat)

Other than Corsairs everything I like is about the same - SBD, TBF/TBM, P-61, Spitfire, Typhoon, Beaufighter, Yak-3, Zero, Val, Kate, and a bunch of others.

i think somebody's in love........................

(BTW, if you didn't guess, i was talking about Archers "obsession" with the corsair..........
 
Well whatever floats his boat - some might argue you're a little obsessed with Lancs? (not that theres anything wrong with that) ;)
 
yeah, but it's ok to be obsessed with the lanc, it's a great plane and worthy of an obsession, i mean you don't see a B-17 carrying a tallboy to almost any part of germany, do you?
 
Fighter Aircraft

Goodyear F2G-2 "Super Corsair"
Vought F4U-1 "Corsair" (Early Birdcage)
Goodyear FG-1D "Corsair"
Vought F4U-4 "Corsair"
Vought F4U-1A "Corsair" (First Bubble Canopy)

Prototpye Fighter (Well I thought it would be alright to added here)

Vought XF4U-3 "Corsair"
Vought F4U-4X "Corsair"
Goodyear XF2G-1 "Super Corsar"
Vought XF4U-1 "Corsair"
Vought XF4U-2 "Corsair" (First Night Fighter Corsair)
 
Fair enough :D i just wondered if there was any reason thats all - i'm a fan of Japanese aircraft myself - i just like the way they are designed - sleek and noble looking, i suppose i like them so much because it reflects their beautiful culture
 
this is a hard one....

Hawker hurricane
gloster gladiator
b-17 fort
de havilland mosquito
the old favorite the spitfire mkXVI

real hard choices....the above were choosen on what i like to look at and find out about...not nessecarrily cos they were shit hot planes.....but they blatenly were :!:
 
I've just thought about the Junkers Ju88: nightfighter...I havent seen it mentioned and yes I am aware it was a kraut machine...i still feel it is worthy of a mention...It was an excellent all rounder i think as a bomber and as a fighter......
 
I have never been a fan of German aircraft - i think they look evil...but credit where its due - it was a tough customer and a good plane (for a german effort) ;)
 

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