Best Jet Fighter 1947 -1957

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best fighter 47 57

  1. Mystere IV

    1 vote(s)
    4.0%
  2. AW Seahawk

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. DH Venom

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Hawker Hunter

    3 vote(s)
    12.0%
  5. Sea Vixen

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. Mig 15

    3 vote(s)
    12.0%
  7. Mig 17

    3 vote(s)
    12.0%
  8. Saab 32 Lansen

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. F86 Sabre

    6 vote(s)
    24.0%
  10. F100 Super Sabre

    3 vote(s)
    12.0%
  11. Skyray

    4 vote(s)
    16.0%
  12. Vampire

    1 vote(s)
    4.0%
  13. F80

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  14. Banshee

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  15. F84

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  16. Grumman Tiger

    1 vote(s)
    4.0%
  1. pbfoot

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    #1 pbfoot, Oct 3, 2011
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    I'm trying to make a fair poll in relation to era and type of aircraft and decided 47-57 ( in service)with no all weather interceptors as that was a different breed, I hope I didn`t miss anything
     
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    I'm not that into this type of stuff but I'd just like to point out, the Avro Arrow, even if she wasn't in service she deserves to be on that list! Come on your Canadian you should make a small exception for such a awesome aircraft :D please! :)
     
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    it never was in service and its would of, could of, should of
    it was also an interceptor
     
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    #4 Rogi, Oct 3, 2011
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    Alright then my vote goes for the mig-15 :D
     
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    What the #%$@! Why isn't the @%$*$ Folland Gnat on the $@$* poll? Joe will be so #@$%!@ disappointed! Other than that major #$%@^ - $%, you have a good idea here Pbfoot. I promise not to "Sabre Dance" with Joe here, even though we are such a cute couple on the dance floor.
     
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    I would argue that the English Electric/BAC Lightning should be in this Poll. Specification issued 1949, first flight 1954, service delivery 1957. Designed as a fighter, had limited, but mostly not, all weather capability. That would be where my vote would go out of this gaggle
     
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    #7 Lucky13, Oct 4, 2011
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    If I remember correctly, our (Sweden) SAAB J 32 went in service in 58....all weather and nightfighter with 100+ built, could be wrong though..... :lol:
     
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    #8 pbfoot, Oct 4, 2011
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    I used two different books to compile this list and the in service date they provided, I also chose the in service date to include 57 and did not include all weather interceptors as it was a different breed .The lightning entered service according to my limited resources in 59 and the Lansen in 55 and the Gnat in 59 that may be the next poll
     
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    #9 FLYBOYJ, Oct 4, 2011
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    That just got a permanent dunce cap. We warned you your time was short. Next time pull your dictionary out of your butt...

    OK folks back to work...
     
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    F-100. The Hunter is a good second. Both were multi-role capable and were able to hold their own in the air. Should the MiG-19 been there?
     
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    What about the F102 Delta Dagger? Should it be on this list as well? Served into the mid 70's.
    Also forgot about the F106 Delta dart too.
     
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    #12 pbfoot, Oct 4, 2011
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    I'm wrong on that the Mig 19 should be included .I also opted for Grumman Tiger with a 2nd place for the Sabre or Mig 17
     
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    Both are All weather interceptors which was a very different class of fighter at that point in time besides the 106 did not enter service until later. 1947-57 and in service . If I was to include AW Interceptors the list woulbe very lengthy . Meteor, F89,F94,F102, Cf100 to name a few. Most interceptors were a 2 man crew because the AI radar
     
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    The F-101 deserves to be on there too, it makes the timeline, barely. Thou it was never used as a fighter, it was origionally designed as a long range escort fighter.
    Maybe the F-102 also, makes the timeline, but was designed as a interceptor, but was used as a interceptor in Vietnam, but also saw some use in the fighter role over the Ho-Chi Minh trail.
     
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    It was an all wethaer interceptor, like the F86d ,Yak 25,
     
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    Now I would have to go with the MiG-19. The PAF made good use out of them and loved the Martin Baker seats with Sidewinders.

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    what about adding a Hawker Sea Fury to your list,they were quick enough to shoot down Mig 15's
     
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    "Best Jet Fighter 1947 -1957."
     
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    I see where I was wrong. F100 is my choice off of the list available.
     
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    If it was never in service, how can it be the best?

    Seriously...
     
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