"Coolest" Fighter

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  1. silence

    silence Active Member

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    Not the fastest, best, most maneuverable, or anything mostly objective like that.

    I mean: what is the fighter that you take to the beach with your sunglasses on and the top down?

    Here's my "vote":


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    I wonder what it handled like with those blunt ended kegs on the wings ? It had to cause a lot of disturbance to the airflow.
     
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    P-40 for me, especially RAAF PTO ones :cool: :cool:
     

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    There can be only one......
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    Correct, but it is the XP-67!

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    I could suggest P-38 'Glacier Girl' - she was under the ice for over 40 years, and that's more than 'cool' - it's bl**dy freezing!
     
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    #7 The Basket, Feb 10, 2013
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    P-51. Good British aircraft with a good British engine.

    A silver metallic finish it just looks so right. Like sleek and modern. It has a Hollywood glamour to it.

    Talking about the D with the bubble top.
     
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    Don't you mean a good American aircraft, to a British spec requirement, with a good American-built British engine?
     
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    Geoff Fiskens P 40 , I'm originally from the Wairarapa myself and I've always thought that plane was very badass.
     
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    Top down, go to the beach with and watch everyone panic and run screaming out of the water...

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    Inline engined: Fiat G.55, radial engined: Sea Fury, twin engined: toss between Tigercat and Lightning.
     
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    Got to say I have to agree with you 100 % there dude !!! :thumbright:

    And if you need any further confirmation, just watch some of 'The Horsemen' video's. Ed Shipley will confirm in no uncertain terms that the '51 is 'The coolest' plane ever built !!. :D
     

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    Coolest looking plane for me is the Westland Whirlwind, it looks fast and brutal!
     
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    I am inclined to go with Wusak - the XP-67 was the most intriguing aircraft design (to me ) of WWII. I wish funds had been made available to get the problems solved..
     
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    Taking also the OP literally:

    Edward B. Giller, P-38 pilot, 55th Fighter Group
    :)
     
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    I think the biggest problem was going with experimental engines.

    The XP-67 could easily have been made with V-1710s and turbos or with 2 stage Merlins.

    The other problem was that its late and the need for such an aircraft (long range heavy interceptor) was gone.
     
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    He 219. There is just something inherently badass and cool about this bird with its sleek shape, insect like canopy and the ventral trough housing the guns.
    Looks like it will deliver quite a sting anytime.
    Same could be said about the Me 410.
     
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    Hang a keg of Smithwick's under each wing - with cooling, of course! - and I'm sold. Oh, and throw a basket of lobsters in the cargo bay!
     
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