Best Long Range Fighter of WWII

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Best long Range Fighter (over a 1,000 miles) of the 1940's

  1. P-47N

    7.3%
  2. P-51D

    45.5%
  3. P-51H

    9.8%
  4. Spitfire Mk V

    1.6%
  5. Ta-152

    7.3%
  6. F8F Bearcat

    3.3%
  7. Hawker Sea Fury

    0.8%
  8. F7F Tigercat

    2.4%
  9. F4U-5

    3.3%
  10. A6M Zero

    3.3%
  11. Nakajima Ki-84 Frank

    0.8%
  12. Kawanishi N1K-J George

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  13. P-38L

    9.8%
  14. P-61 Black Widow

    0.8%
  15. de Havilland Mosquito

    8.1%
  16. Hawker Tempest

    5.7%
  17. F6F Hellcat

    0.8%
  18. P-63 Kingcobra

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  19. P-40N

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  20. Lavochkin La-9

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  21. Yak-9DD

    0.8%
  22. Bf 110

    1.6%
  23. Fiat G.55

    0.8%
  24. Spitfire Mk XXII

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  25. Spitfire Mk VIII

    0.8%
  1. Soundbreaker Welch?

    Soundbreaker Welch? Active Member

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    I'll try to really stick with the 1,000 mile radius and more. It's a multiple choice poll, so if somebody really can't decide with 1 you can always vote for 2!:lol:

    A thanks to the Moderators for adding the Spitfire Mk VIII to the poll at my request.

    Do any of the moderators on here want to add the P-47D to the list? Even though it had trouble getting to Berlin, later on when they added drop tanks it improved it's range to 1,800 miles. Even though I have the P-47N on the list, some may want to vote for the P-47D instead with it's larger combat use in the European Theater in WWII.

    Sorry, but this poll increased my knowledge of how far aircraft could go. When I started the poll, I was thinking the P-51D and P-47N, with the P-38 lagging behind in popular opinion. (Actually the P-38 is lagging behind. :()

    The Ta-152 has caused an upset in the voting.

    Oh, and by the way. If somebody knows of a Bf 109 or FW 190 variant that could go over a 1,000 miles then you can add it in too. But I don't think there ever was.
     
  2. DerAdlerIstGelandet

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    In that case I have to go with the P-51D. I am not a fan of the P-51D but she had the best range for the job.
     
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    agree...
     
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    Hands down the best when taking in the "big picture".

    I am not a big fan of the P-51 either b/c of all the P-51 nuthuggers around but I have to give the devil his due......long range fighter.....best ever was the P-51.


    Don't all you P-51 nuthuggers think that this means I like the P-51.....:evil: :evil:

    (runner up would be the P-38)

    :lol:
     
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    Yep, P-51D for me too...
     
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    Silly me, but while deciding this poll I have a problem.

    What would you say was the better long range fighter, P-51D or P-51H?

    Should I have both together or seperatly or not at all?
     
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    P-51H was built for high alltitude purposes and was not used in WW2.
     
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    Well, I know but it still had the range. And I actually am including aircraft that were being built and designed during WWII too.
     
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    Add every variant and plane u can think of, cause others will want to vote on it....
     
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    P-47N
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    RATS!

    Too late I saw the XP-P-47J had a range of 1,070 miles! I should have added it!

    Oh well, it was only a prototype. At least for the Spitfire XXII over 200 of it were built.

    I did realize that a few later versions of the Spitfire IX could go over 1,000 miles but it was said it hurt it's manuverability, a vital thing for a Spitfire. Meanwhile the Spitfire XIV couldn't go a 1,000 miles with guns on it's wings, only if it flew as a photo reconnaissance version. So thats why I added the last variant of Spitfire to compensate this difficulty, since it had a huge range.

    Just wondering, since there may be mad experts about this, was there ever a Bf 109 that could go over 1,000 miles?

    I couldn't find a thing.

    Did I miss anything else?
     
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    :shock: Spitfire fans kill me.

    I went over the variants of the Spitfire and found out this: That the Spitfire Mk VIII could travel over a 1,000 miles! The Spitfire VIII was better than the Spitfire V!


    I'm wondering if I should start a new poll. Or.

    CAN ONE OF YOU MODS PLEASE ADD SPITFIRE Mk VIII TO THE POLL??????????? PLEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAASE.

    Nobody has voted much anyway except Jank, who loves the P-47 anyway.


    LOL! I'm so ranting.

    And by the way, I have gained a new respect for the Ta-152. It's almost the only fighter the Germans had with such range, and good performance to boot. The 110 was a poor performer compared to what the Allies had.
     
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    Agreed. I voted for it, but I still like the P-47 better.
     
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    Hmm.

    Best long range escort fighter. I vote P-51D.
    Best Long range don't mess with me fighter. I vote P-47D.

    But if my life depended on it. I'd fly the Spitfire Mk.VIII. :)
     
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    as unoriginal as it is to answer, the P-51D is the best there was end of story.
     
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    Added it Welchy...
     
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    I'm afraid that I'm stuck between the P-47N the P-51D. They did use them for those VLR missions over the Pacific escorting the B-29's.....
     
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    You cant vote 3 times Hussars.
     
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    He has voted 4 times! :lol:
     
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    P-47N for me folks. it had longer range, about 2,000 miles (3,200 km) compared to the P-51D Mustang 1,650 mi (2,655 km) with external tanks.
    It was faster too....
     
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