Best Jet of WW2?

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Best Jet of WW2?

  1. Me262

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  2. Gloster Meteor

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  3. Bell P-59 Aircomet

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  4. He162

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  5. Ar234

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  6. Me-163

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  7. Yokosuka Ohka

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  8. P-80

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  1. bronzewhaler82

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    There were a suprising number of Jet aircraft developed during WW2, question is...which was the best?
     
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    The Schwalbe of course. 8) and the Ohka aint a jet its rocket propelled like the ME163 and it isnt reusable lol but for the matter they were developing a turbojet powered version which was never used (too late for service) which in my opinion would be a huge waste of engines but for the Jap jets you could say the Kikka or mandarin orange blossom which was a lightly modifed me262 with straight wings diff guns less armor and a wee bit more speed but it only became operational in the last week of the war so we can pretty much count out the japs in the jet department
     
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    i know the 262 will probably walk away with this, so ill be different and go for the arado 8)
     
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    yeah, i don't hink them two should be there
    and the metoer, while not the best, is my favourite
     
  5. kiwimac

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    There was also the Heinkel 280 which first flew in 1941.

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    Source: http://www.warbirdsresourcegroup.org/LRG/he280.html

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    wow, that looks and sounds pretty cool 8) you would think it'd be more widely recognised with a history like that :|
     
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    262 for me:)
    did the Yokosuka Ohka ever fly in ww2?
     
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    very few sucessfull flights, the problem was that their launch ships were often shot down before their launch
     
  9. bronzewhaler82

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    I will admit ignorance on my part about the Jap Ohka 'jet' and it shouldn't really be on there BUT the Me163 was undoubably a jet fighter and it DID have some sucess so i still think that one should be up there
     
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    No, the Me163 was definately rocket propelled and not jet propelled.
     
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    about the me163... it was an interceptor not a fighter and like u said archer its completly rocket powered and he280 never entered service so thats y it isnt well known
     
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    The Arado Ar 234 8) 8)

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    yes that was a good one but i prefer schwalbe and not just cuz that wins by majority but because its very nice looking and goes very fast has four BIG ASS guns and twelve or twenty-four rockets and still kills stangs and b17s
     
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    Hey I like the HE 280. It was a better dogfighter than the 262 and potentially was available much earlier. God alone only knows why the Reich Air Ministry didn't want it.

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    the me163 only got about 7 kills in ww2 compared to loads by the 262
     
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    woo im not alone on the arado :D 8)
     
  17. bronzewhaler82

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    You're just a fan of bombers really aren't you? When i first got into aircraft when i was about 8 or 9 years old my dad bought me a book about the Vickers Wellington (i was too young to appreciate any of the info on it but i loved the pictures) I was totally hooked after that - but i still have a big soft spot for good ol' 'Wimpy' :)
     
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    I'm glad to see the American Aircomet only got one vote - it was a crap! and i DO know that :lol: I just put it there to keep the Americans sweet (we brits are good at that cos our prime minister is a coward :evil: :cry: )
     
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    That was me by the way, i forgot to log on (Doh! :rolleyes: )
     
  20. kiwimac

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    I note also the Campini-Caproni

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    Source: http://www.regiamarina.net/arsenals/planes_it/jet/jet_us.htm

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