Best Aircraft in many different roles

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  1. Yeomanz

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    The idea , E.g i think the 110 is the best aircraft in different roles because it was a good fighter/bomber and a good night fighter ect ect ...

    you get the idea ?
     
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    Yeah, best multi-role plane was the Lockheed P-38 Lightning by far. The Ju-88 was the most widely used but not really very good at it.
     
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    Noooooooooooooooooooooooo, has to be a Mossie 8)

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    Mossie ranks right up there, so does P-47, fighter, bomber, and the old warhorse P-40 jack of all trades, but the Germans were the masters of multi-role aircraft.
     
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    I agree Pope , the Ju-88 had tons of roles like CC stated , though i wouldnt paticualy imagine it as a Night fighter :)
     
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    but it was used as a night fighter, best was the mossie though.............
     
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    i know it was i was just saying i didnt thnk i Ju-88 was a good idea for nighgtfighter :) ;)
     
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    well no it wasn't that good................
     
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    I dont no much about it , but i'd say it would be a tad to heavy :)
     
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    and generally to big................
     
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    Anything I've seen said the Ju88 was a pretty good NF...

     
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    now that's interesting as the Bf-110 was the most widely used german Nf.................
     
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    If anything the Mossie would have been too heavy; the P-38 was best because it could carry a similar payload, only slightly less range, a MUCH better fighter, extremely accurate at ground attack, potentially superb NF (If it had seem more service) Excellent at recce, and it was extremely tough. It was also known that Dick Bong could get his P-38 to turn INSIDE Zero's, which says a lot about the manoeverability.
     
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    how can you be sure the zero was turning it's tightest?? anything could outmanouver a zero at 250+mph.................

    it had a good range if it had no ordinance, the P-38L's range with 3,200lbs was 450 miles..................
     
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    Yeah but thats on internal fuel, its nearer 900 with Droptanks.

    Dick Bong encountered Zero's on many occasions, and on the accounts I read its been said that he could regularly turn inside them.
     
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    if it was carrying ordinance how could it carry fuel as well??

    that doesn't answer my question, how do you know the zero was turning it's tightest?? anything could outmanouver a zero at 250+mph..............
     
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    The point I was making was that if he'd faced Zero's on several occasionas, its more than likely he turned inside them below that speed on at least a couple of occasions.
     
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    i doubt it............

    and stop trying to avoid my first point...............
     
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    You doubt it? Why do you doubt it?

    I think P-38's could either carry 2 large tanks under the cockpit or 2 smaller ones nearer the end of the wings.
     
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    The Mossie, easily. The best night-fighter of the war, an excellent low-level fighter-bomber, an almost uncatchable night bomber able to deliver a 4,000 lb 'cookie' to Berlin, one version even mounted a high-velocity 57mm gun for anti-sub work.

    Nothing else came close: the Ju 88 was slower, the P-38 too limited. Second place would probably go to the Soviet Pe-3, a very fast twin-engined dive bomber which was also made in a heavy fighter version. A most impressive plane, but you don't hear much about it in the west.

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