best fighter of the 50s

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    my personal choice would be the canadair sabre mk VI (6)
     
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    The F100 Super Sabre looked cool. Even saw combat in the early days of the Vietnam War
     
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    its gotta certain edge and it even influenced cars with it's looks (cadilacs with the fins) and was pretty fast i read about mk6 sabre that light on fuel passed a hun in the climb much to pilots chagrin
     
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    HANDS DOWN THE SABRE! Mig Killer, exported, built under license, first aircraft Sidewinder armed (and to use them) re-engined, re-armed, navalized, it's a 50's icon, LIKE ELVIS!!! The Mig 15 and 17 had some advantages, but bottom line, the Sabre is King of the 50s!!!!!
     
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    yeah but you gotta have the best variant and i feel thats the mk 6
     
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    I could agree since I worked on one! 8)
     
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    F-86 Sabre, and I also agree.......
     
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    Me too, the Sabre wins it hands down.
     
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    I also agree...

    (But I like MiG-17 more :evil4: )
     
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    I like the Mig-17, it looks cool with it's rounded wingtips - I also like it from this view too... :evil4:
     

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    I agree, the Sabre was a kick butt plane for it's day.
     
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    I'll go with that Eric Sabre for sure
    Proven record does it for me pb
     

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    Ole "Wheaties" punched Mach 1 just to piss off Yeager - apparently they didn't like each other... :agrue:
     
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    Well the first plane to be recognised to go through it - I think there are a few claims it happened late in WW2 in dives.
     
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    I just saw a documentary where a -262 pilot said he did it....
     
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    Well I will go for the Hunter. Speed, Flexibility, Weapons, Responsiveness, ease of Handling, Range.
     
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    I think the Hunter was a good aircraft and a clsoe second to the Sabre. One thing I know about the Hunter, it wasn't as maintainer friendly as the Sabre...

    I know they fought each other when India and Pakistan went at it - I don't have stats, but I know there were kills on both sides....
     
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    You will forgive me if I consider the F86 a close second to the Hunter.

    Your right about the Sabre being harder to maintain but it one important aspect it did have an advantage and that was in turn around time in a surge situation.

    I will dig into my India / Pakistan records and see what I can find.
     
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