Best Fighter

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  1. GregP

    GregP Well-Known Member

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    Not much activity here ... OK, I propose the best fighter of WWII in several categories:

    1) Best low to meduim altitude fighter: Yak-3 / 9U
    2) Best high altitude fighter: Ta-152H
    3) Best bomber escort fighter: P-51H
    4) Best gound attack foghter bomber: P-47 or Tempest
    5) Best fighter-vs. fighter: Grumman Hellcat (based on kill ratio)
    6) Best photo raconasiiance fighter: Late model Spitfire
    7) Best overall fighter of WWII for all missions taken together: Ta-152H

    Any discussion?
     
  2. mutt66

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    what about the vought f4u corsair for best pto fighter?
     
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    1. Best low to medium altitude fighter: P-40N Warhawk
    2. Best high altitude fighter: P-38 Lightning
    3. Best bomber escort: P-51D Mustang (The 'H' model Mustang never saw combat in WW2)
    4. Best ground attack fighter-bomber: De Havilland Mosquito
    5. Best fighter vs. fighter: F4U Corsair
    6. Best photo reconnaisance fighter: Spitfire Mark XIX
    7. Best overall fighter of WW2 for all missions taken together: F4U Corsair
     
  4. the lancaster kicks ass

    the lancaster kicks ass Active Member

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    you have got to be kiddin, the best photo recon. plane, and fighter-bomber is easily the de haviland mosquito, and best ground attack/low level fighter is the tempest. Anybody agree?
     
  5. corpcasselbury

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    I prefer the photo Spitfire over the Mosquito for most missions. Both, of course, were outstanding aircraft.
     
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    the lancaster kicks ass Active Member

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    fair enough, but the mosquito is still my favourite 0X
     
  7. corpcasselbury

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    I just think that the photo Spitfire was better suited to certain types of mission profiles than the much bigger Mosquito.
     
  8. GermansRGeniuses

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    i like heinkel HE100D
     
  9. GermansRGeniuses

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    o and Dornier Do 335 Pfeil which i may add was ready for production but they didnt use it for some reason (cmon 475mph top speed!)
     
  10. corpcasselbury

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    They didn't use the Do 335 because the war ended before it could go into combat. And the He 100 was never put into production, save for the prototypes and a dozen pre-production models. The prototypes were sold to Russia and Japan, while the pre-production planes were painted in different color schemes throughout the war and publicized by Josef Goebbels as the ficticious "He 113".
     
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    no it was ready it was even seen in battle just not officially by the luftwaffe but dornier did use it to defend its factory and so did heinkel with he100
     
  12. corpcasselbury

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    I'd like to know your sources for this information, because I've never read anywhere of these two types seeing any combat.
     
  13. GermansRGeniuses

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    well good luck finding it on the net because thats not where i got it i got it from a series thing called Aircraft Of The World which was like a binder and each month they send u various card on all types of planes and not just WWII planes i mean ALL TYPES
     
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    I see. Thank you.
     
  15. Anonymous

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    the best fighter?- with propeller:bf 109 k-14 and fw 190 a-9 and d-12 dornier DO P252 is good! the best turbojet fighters: me p1110 and
    henschel hs 135. visit www.luft46.com - there are charactreistics of german super performance aircraft!!!! :evil: allied figters=shit! :D
     
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    the lancaster kicks ass Active Member

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    why do i get the feelin that we're gettin
    a)over run with lovers of german planes (not that there's anything wrong with that)
    b)to big for our boots?

    p.s. mosquito all the way man! 0X
     
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    Indeed. Well, I reckon it's lucky we have you to tell us these things then, isn't it.
     
  19. I./JG53_lud13

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    Best photorecon? Of cours Me262,
     
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