Douglas B-18 vs. Armstrong-Whitworth Whitley vs. Junkers 86

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  1. V-1710

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    I don't know, maybe the Whitley? The B-18 was a successful anti-sub ship with radar.
     
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    I don't think I'd want any of them, but I'll settle for the B-18 doing ASW duty on Key West or in the Canal Zone! 8)
     
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    I can picture you, Joe, flying a B-18 wearing a Hawaiian shirt and shades. 8)
     
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    3 days unshaven and don't forget the "50 mission cap!"
     
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    Yep, that too!
     
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    And the beer (although I would not recommend drunk flying) but it goes with the image...
     
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    I was more thinking one of those drinks with a little umbrella in it, and a cigar. :lol:
     
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    And one of those Aussie hats with the corks :lol:
     
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    Definitely a cigar - a Monte Cristo picked up while "RON" at Havana!
     
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    Being in the ventral turret of a Ju-86 would be "fun" though ;)
     
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    You have a strange definition of 'fun' cheddar cheese
    :shock:
     
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    Put me in the B-18. I don't know much about it but the DC-3 seemed to be able to take a beating. Was it based on a DC-3 or was it the DC-2?
     
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    DC-2 from what I understand...
     
  18. V-1710

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    I think I remember reading that the B-18 was made of both DC-2 and DC-3 components. I think the wings were DC-2, but the tail was DC-3. I think it also had Wright R-1820 Cyclones, like the DC-2 and early DC-3.
     
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    I believe you're correct..
     
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    My second choice would be the Ju-86. Mostly because they have the Junkers name on them. Well anything would be better than the Whitley. That was mean of me to say about the Whitley. It was a good costal command plane.
     
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