Bill Gates wants to buy you a plane...

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  1. twoeagles

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    I have enjoyed, being very new here, the 'best and worst' discussions as well as the 'X vs Y' threads. Here is something that would pose a problem for me personally. Let's say Bill Gates wants to buy you a plane, any WW2 aircraft of your choosing and if it no longer exists, he will have it manufactured to original print and spec...You can only choose one. What would it be?
    What really lights your fire more than any other aircraft. It is really very difficult.

    I will start. I would have to ask for something I wouldn't tire of flying, that would be challenging but totally fun, and different enough, rare enough, to be special. Part of me wants the same Hellcat my Dad flew; another part of me wants anything Adolf Galland flew. But I would choose to have Bill give me a Hawker Tempest V. And I have never seen a real one. What would you choose?
     
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    na not really, anyone that choses anything but a lancaster is a moron :thumbright: second pick a mossie.......
     
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    We agree on the Mossie in second place...
     
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    I would ask for a Bf-109G-6.
     
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    I would ask him if he could buy me more than one... Then get a Spitfire (MKXIV/MKVIII/MKI), a Mossie, and an Fw-190D/Ta-152H
     
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    Reggiane Re.2006...
     
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    A Shinden with all the bugs worked out
     
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    Easy, anything that lands on water!
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    Too much maintenance FBJ. But a Martin PBM would be REAL cool!

    No, how about Lockheed PV-2 Harpoon. Two engines for safety. Good load-out to take the family with you. Fantastic range and packs one hell of a punch with the hardnosed version. MGs, bombs, depth charges, torpedoes, rockets. What more could a decent family man aspire too.

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    First one is a PBM. And man that is a close second. Bahamas in the winter...
     

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    You're right - I'd have to add another bathroom plus keep supplies of hairspray, cosmetics, etc.

    I'll settle for a P-38....
     
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    That's easy... A Dehavilland Mosquito with the perspex nose canopy. Someone in New Zealand is actually building one from wood of course and the compound curves are apparently very challenging.

    Beautiful thoroughbred plane that. Changed the war too.
     
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    Dont ask me why but would love to have a Bf-110, That way till I learn how fly I could at least ride along. If I new how to fly it would be a Bf-109F

    Enjoy
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    You mean like this one below, Full functial and made out of wood. They dont like to fly it anymore. Wood is getting old and a rare piece of military history. From what I under stand they still do maintance on it though.


     

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    A Vought F4U Corsair would do just fine for me.
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    Just for the record, I would credit the person that took this photograph, but the origin is unknown to me.
     
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    Oh man. Why display such a beautiful bird with full flaps!?!? Spoils the lines. Is it possibly to keep the hydraulics non-pressurized or is just a cosmetic staging choice? If the latter, a real shame. One of THE most beautiful planes EVER to have been built.
     
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    Nice and quite the record holder for its time.
     
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