Best Ground-Strafing Aircraft...

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  1. lesofprimus

    lesofprimus Active Member

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    Ok.. Heres another one..... Which aircraft, bomber or fighter, would u consider the Best Ground-Strafer...

    Bomb loads are irrelevant..... Just the gun platform..... Targets are locomotives, troops, light armoured vehicles, buildings, aerodromes, trucks and so on.. NO SHIPPING.....

    There are a few aircraft that come to mind on this....
    Mosquito
    Fw-190A
    P-38J
    P-47D
     
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    HS-123, used for ground attack and the Polikarpov Biplanes as well.

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    IL-2, tiffy (can't believe you forgot that one!!), beaufighter.....................
     
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    Hard-nose B-25's...
     
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    Fw-190 A-8 ; HS-129 ; Cannon Hurricane ; JU87 with 40mm cannon pods; Ju-88 C (or there abouts)

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    I think the Typhoon was one of the best for that job.
     
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    The Me 110 was used for Ground-attack but it was not as successful at it as the JU 88 or the Henschel 123.

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    Wasnt the 123 a biplane?
     
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    if i had to pick one i'd proberly have to say the tiffy.....................
     
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    Understandable, Though I stick by my choice of P-38.
     
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    P-61 over Europe...
     
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    The first one, Les !! - The DH Mosquito.....
     

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    Whirlywind!



    Those four Hispanos in the nose can screw almost anything up!
     
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    Yup the Hs-123 was a biplane and probably better for GA for that reason, Biplanes tend to be more manouverable and they are, on the whole, better gun platforms.

    Kiwimac
     
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    I'll go- for the Il-2. It was actually designed for the job... Or Maybe the Il-10. It was designed as a replacement for the Il-2.
     
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    Hmmmmmmmm...


    F-82 Twin Mustang with Six-Gun pod...
     
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    OK.. Here are some Armament Statistics...

    Fw-190A-8/R1:
    6x 20mm, 2x 13mm

    Fw-190A-8/R2:
    2x 13mm, 2x 20mm, 2x 30mm

    Ju-88H-2:
    6x 20mm

    HS-129B-1/R2:
    2x 7.92 mm, 2x 20mm, 1x 30mm

    HS-129B-1/R3:
    6x 7.92mm, 2x 20mm

    HS-129B-2:
    2x 13mm, 2x 20mm, 6x75mm Recoiless firing down and rear

    B-25H:
    8x .50cal, 1x 75mm, 8x HVARS

    Typhoon:
    4x 20mm, 8x 3.5in RP's

    Mosquito:
    4x .303, 4x 20mm

    P-61B:
    4x .50cal, 4x 20mm

    P-38D:
    1x 37mm, 4x .50cal

    P-38J:
    1x 20mm, 4x .50cal

    Il-2m2:
    2x 27mm, 2x 7.62mm

    Il-2m3:
    2x37mm, 2x 7.62mm
     
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    On model of the P-38 - I think it was the P-38L - had 2 .50cal gunpods on the wings which I believe were used for Strafing. If so, then this model gets my vote.
     
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