Do you have favorite WW2 aircraft

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Vote for Ur Favorite World War II Aircraft...

  1. Fw 190A-8

    2.0%
  2. Fw 190D-9

    12.0%
  3. Ta 152H-1

    6.0%
  4. Bf 109G-6

    4.0%
  5. Bf 109G-10

    4.0%
  6. Bf 190F-4

    4.0%
  7. Mitsubishi A6M5

    2.0%
  8. Mitsubishi A6M2

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. Reggiane Re 2005 Sagittario

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. Fokker G.1.

    2.0%
  11. P-38 Lightning

    6.0%
  12. P-47 Thunderbolt

    10.0%
  13. P-51 Mustang

    10.0%
  14. P-63C Kingcobra

    2.0%
  15. F2A Buffalo

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  16. F4U Corsair

    4.0%
  17. F4F Wildcat

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  18. F6F Hellcat

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  19. F8 Bearcat

    2.0%
  20. Fairey Swordfish

    2.0%
  21. Bristol Beaufighter

    8.0%
  22. Vultee Vengeance

    4.0%
  23. Hawker Hurricane

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  24. Spitfire Mk I

    4.0%
  25. Spitfire Mk IX

    4.0%
  26. Spitfire Mk XIV

    4.0%
  27. Spitfire Mk XXI

    2.0%
  28. C-47

    2.0%
  1. trackend

    trackend Active Member

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    I would find it really interesting why you fellas settle on a particular aircraft as you favorite.

    I'll start the ball rolling with mine the Fairy Swordfish
    Out of date by the beginning of the war yet one of the most successful carrier based planes of the war with a Mercantile Naval kill tonnage that is disputed as being one (if not the) highest
    Used for everything from torpedo plane to dive bomber, rockets to mine laying , the old String bag got used for the lot a real David and Goliath aircraft.
    Almost a first world war design of plane fighting in a second world war theater and still putting on a incredible show.

    Whats your favorite plane and why?
     
  2. lesofprimus

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    Mine is the Fw 190D-9...

    To me, it was the epitome of a fighter aircraft... It looks beautiful, the long nose breathes muscle, it was a proven superiority fighter, and for the innovation the aircraft showed following the Fw 190A-8.... Every single pilot who transitioned into it found it amazing, and its excellent combat record, as well as the Allies opinion of it make it my favorite....
     
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    For me it is the P-47 built like a tank and fast.A great ground and air fignter.
     
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    Bristol Beaufighter

    First effective night fighter
    Excellent long range strike/maritime interdiction
    Heavy offensive firepower
    Looks like a pissed off bulldog
     
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    It has to be the Spitfire. In asthetic terms it is beautiful; every line on it is just perfect, and the noise it makes is just heavenly. Being specific, I'd say either the mk.1 or mk.9, as there was a certain purity to the design. Aside from its achievement as an aircraft, there is also a real romance about it, a real example of British engineering and success against the odds.

    Aside form that I would rank the P-51 for much the same reasons, the P-38 just for being so different, the P-47 for much the same reason I love muscle cars, the Beaufighter and the Swordfish, for being so out of date yet managing so much.
     
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    Its favorite, not favorites.......
     
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    Haha. Some are too indecisive to pick a single ship.

    My favorite is the Bf 109. It brought fighter performance to a new level for "modern" operational fighter design and construction.

    My favorite 109 model, well that would be the Bf 109F-4. Nice, clean, and sharp looking with an uprated powerplant. I would almost sell my soul to get my grubby hands on the stick of one of them...
     
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    If your a big guy you have to oil yourself down to fit in but then again its the same with the Spit they must have been dwarfs back then
     
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    At the Cavanaugh Air Museum, in Addison, Texas, they had a BF109, which model I don't know and a Spitfire, don't know the model, both deadly looking. The BF, angular, long, lean, I don't see how the pilot could see out of the tiny heavily framed cockpit. The Spitfire, graceful, also slim, tiny compared to a P47 next to it. My favorite, like a blue baseball bat, big vertical stabilizer, inverted gull wing, the best piston engined fighter bomber ever, the F4U.
     
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    Mine? Well....

    Oh, Hedy Lamar is a beautiful gal

    Madeline Carroll is too

    But you’ll find if you query a much different theory

    Amongst any bomber crew

    That the loveliest thing of which one can sing

    This side of the heavenly gates

    Is no blonde or brunette of the Hollywood set

    But an escort of P-38s



    In all the days past when the tables were massed

    With glasses of scotch and champagne

    It’s quite true that that sight was a thing to delight us

    Intent on feeling no pain

    But no longer the same nowadays in this game

    As we sail onto the missing state

    Take your sparkling wine but always make mine

    An escort of P-38s



    Byron, Shelley and Keats ran each other dead heats

    Describing the views from the hills

    Of the valleys in May where the winds gently sway

    An army of bright daffodils

    Take your daffodils Byron, the wild flowers Shelley

    Yours is the myrtle, friend Keats

    Just preserve me those cuties

    All American beauties

    An escort of P-38s



    Sure we’re braver than hell on the ground all is well

    In the air it’s a much different story

    As we sweat out our track through the fighters and flak

    We’re willing to split up the glory

    Well, they wouldn’t reject us so heaven protect us

    Until all this shootin’ abates

    Give us courage to fight ‘em and another small item

    An escort of P-38s
     
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    :D
     
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    Well I have a few, but on top of my list would be the Vultee Vengeance. Not the greatest or best known a/c ever built, but it's big bulky appearance makes it look like it means business. Was a very accurate and reliable dive bomber though only saw a relatively short operational career.
     

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    Those are the best pictures I've ever seen of Vultee Vengeances. Rather funny too! 8)



    I'm still thinking of my favorite WW2 aircraft. So many to chose from...
    Kris
     
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    What's funny Kris?
     
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    I love individuality. I like how your personal taste varies so much in aircraft not always the best, not always the prettiest, just something that you latch onto be it the history, character or esthetic's. Great stuff guys thanks
     
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    The Spitfire Mk.XIV - no matter what fighter the enemy were sat in, the Mk.XIV would give you one hell of a fight, win or lose.
     
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    My favorite is the Bf-109. I love the classic war bird looks on her. She looked like a bird of prey but at the same time beautiful. My favorite varient is the Bf-109G-6. Despite what many people think and choose to believe the 109 was competative to from the beginning to the end and was love by the pilots that flew her.
     
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    Njaco The Pop-Tart Whisperer
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    I'd have to go with Les and pick the "Dora". It just looks fearsome.
     
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    Late model P-47D with paddle blades.
     
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