Best World War II Aircraft?

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  1. Aggie08

    Aggie08 Active Member

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    I know i already posted this same thing a month or two ago, but has this been figured out yet?
     
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    No, and it never will be.

    As a question it's WAY too open

    Best plane at what? For what mission? At what time? Against what opposition?

    What category? Are we talking fighters, bombers, recon, attack, seaplanes or all of the above?

    For instance, it might be said that the Me-262 was the best plane of the war. But the P-51D and P-47N were far better long range escorts, the IL-2, Il-10 and Hs-129 were superior attack aircraft and the B-17, Lancster, B024, Halifax, Pe-8 were much better bombers and most other fighters were far superior dogfighters.
     
  3. FLYBOYJ

    FLYBOYJ "THE GREAT GAZOO"
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    Best WW2 "PLANE." I would assume all around - yes this has been discussed before and its simple -

    THE C-47!!!!
     
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    Pretty much the common answer right there....
     
  5. Twitch

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    PT-17!!! Gotta train 'em in sumthin'!!
     
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    FLYBOYJ "THE GREAT GAZOO"
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    I'd put the PT-17 in the top 5....
     
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    Yep, and of course the AT-6/SNJ Texan/Harvard up high as well

    I am in complete agreement of the C-47.
     
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    the lancaster kicks ass Active Member

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    you guys are so biased :rolleyes: ;)
     
  9. FLYBOYJ

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    Nope - you guys used the C-47 as well! ;)
     
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    no i meant more about the trainers, just as many commonwealth airmen (and women) were trained on tiger moths than american trainers.........
     
  11. evangilder

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    Well, the Brits also used the Harvard. But the Tiger Moth is also one of the greats.
     
  12. Aggie08

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    I voted the hurricane, if britain had fallen it is generally agreed the war would have been lost. Did that rank?
     
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    "if britain had fallen it is generally agreed the war would have been lost."

    On a more positive note, the Germans would have been credited with wiping out tooth decay and gingivitis.
     
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    Hurricane against a Fw-190, never. Hurricane VS the Fw-190, I would say the Fw-190 depending on the pilot, but we are not talking about that now.

    Henk
     
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    the lancaster kicks ass Active Member

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    i think it would be generally accepted that the -190 would beat a hurricane, there is one hell of an age difference between them though!
     
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    Excuse me, the Hurricane were in the battle of Briton and so were the Fw-190. The Fw-190 were in the later part of the war but the Hurricane were still there.

    Henk
     
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    the Fw-190 never took part in the battle of britain, and by the time the -190 was in service most hurricanes were replaced by spits and sent out to the med or asia........
     
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    You know lanc they did a study the other day and they found that the Hurricane won the battle of Briton and not the Spitfire, there were to few of them to be able to win it. The Fw-190 were already in action in September 1941, to be precise 6 September 1941.

    Henk
     
  19. grumman-cats

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    talk about the bias opinion. Just face it guys, if it was built by grumman it was great. end of discussion, no need to debate anymore. There's just nothing better than that.
     
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    IF YOU THINK SO ! ! ! !

    Henk
     
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