All-rounders.

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  1. cheddar cheese

    cheddar cheese Active Member

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    In your opinion, what was the best all-round planes from each of the following countries:

    Japan
    Germany
    UK
    Italy
    USA
    France ( :lol: )
    Russia
    + any other countries that i may have missed out :D

    8)

    i am very interested to hear everyones opinion on this so i can disagree with you all :D
     
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    Japan . . . B7A Grace (recon, torpedo, or dive-bomber)

    Germany . . . Ju-88 or maybe the Fw-190 (the Ju-88 did better work in ground attack the Fw-190 was better air-to-air)

    Uk . . . Mosquito

    Italy . . . MC. 205

    USA . . . P-38 Lightning (no surprise from me there)

    France . . . D.520 (not much to choose from)

    Russia . . . La-7
     
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    The La-7 wasn't much of an all-rounder really.
    Neither was the Fw-190. The Ju-88 would be the best choice there.
     
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    cheddar cheese Active Member

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    russia didnt really have the widest variety of planes though :D
     
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    Il-2, Yakovlev series, Lagg series, Migs, I-15, I-16, Pe-2, Pe-8, Tb-3...I'm sure there's more. I bet the Pe-2 could have been a more ideal all-rounder.
     
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    i love the Pe-8 :D
     
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    It is a nice looking plane, I have to admit.
     
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    The thing was that the Soviets didn't really have any aircraft that were extremely versatile. I had considered the Pe-2 and it was probably as close to a true multi-role aircraft as they came.

    The Fw-190 was used for a lot of different missions. In addition to it's air-to-air duties, it saw service as a hit-and-run raider, tank-buster, night-fighter (as much of a nightfighter as the Hurricane was anyway). So it had some multi-role capability as well.
     
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    Japan - Zero
    Germany - Ju88
    UK - Mossie
    Italy - SM.79
    USA - P-38
    France - D.520
    Russia - Pe-2
     
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    the lancaster kicks ass Active Member

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    i fail to see how the zero was multi role?
     
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    i just put it cos i like it :D i dont really know of any other japanese planes :D
     
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    The late marks of the Zero had some multi-role ability. And the A6M7 was used as a divebomber.
     
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    i thought it had some, i didnt wanna put it though incase it made me look really stupid, not that i dont already look stupid :D
     
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    If the Japanese had had any competent pilots left to fly it, the A6M7 would have made a pretty effective fighter-bomber.
     
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    the lancaster kicks ass Active Member

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    i don't really think the japs had anythinghalf good untill the end of the war anyway :lol:..............
     
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    you cant say the zero was crap :|
     
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    Best all-rounders, hmm

    Japan KI 61 Hien / A6M2 / Aicha 'Val'

    Germany Ju 88 / Dornier Do 217 / FW 190 / JU 87 / FW 189

    UK DH Mosquito / Westland Lysander / Hurricane

    Italy Macchi MC 202-205 / Fiat CR 42 / Sm 79.

    USA P-51 / P-40 / P-38

    France DW 520 / Caudron C.714 C1 Cyclone [​IMG]

    Russia IL2 / Yak 9 / Polikarpov Biplanes / "Chaika"

    Rumania : IAR 80 / 81

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    Finland : Myrsky fighter-bomber / Tactical Reconn.

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    Yugoslavia :Rogozarsky IK-3 Fighter

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    Hungary: Hejja II fighter-bomber

    Sweden: Fokker J.22 Fighter-bomber

    [​IMG]

    Incidentally, today (May 8) is:

    Kiwimac
     
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    Well I wasn't expecting all those countries, but probably in most cases they were the only aircraft. :lol:
     
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    the lancaster kicks ass Active Member

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    he's pretty much put the only planes worthy of mention for most countries...........

    i take it that list was a spur of the moment thing and you just happened to have al them pics lying round?
     
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