Favorite US Naval (carrier) bird

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Which of the following did you like

  1. F4U

    46.6%
  2. F4F3

    6.1%
  3. F4F4

    7.6%
  4. F6F5

    24.4%
  5. Dautless

    6.9%
  6. Avenger

    3.1%
  7. Other

    5.3%
  1. MacArther

    MacArther Active Member

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    Which one did you like the most? Post your reasons with the vote. If you say "other" tell which one, and why.
     
  2. syscom3

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    I picked the Corsair. Besides it performance being excellent in most catagories, it looked cool!
     
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    F4U and SBD
     
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    F4U Corsair.
     
  5. MacArther

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    I like the F4F3 and the Dautless. I like the F4F3, because the lighter armament and non-folding wings gave it a better top speed and a better turn rate (/radius). As for the Dautless, it was a great bomber, and SHOULD have been given a more powerful engine from the get-go, so it cold feasibly run away from fighters when it was in a shallow dive.
     
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    F6F...Like the F4F but kicks more ass :evil4:
     
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    I chose the F4U as it had the best peformance capability. Thanks to the British the Americans could opperate it effectively off carriers.
     
  8. wmaxt

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    I'd choose the F4U as well, it had the performance and time in service.

    wmaxt
     
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    i think it was the Brits who figured out how to safely land it on carriers.

    Prior to that, it was called the "Ensign Eliminator" for a reason.
     
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    Your right about the carrier landings, the Brits developed the curving approach and decided the landing gear would work ok.

    It was always called the "Ensign Eliminator" and many other names, you could tourque roll the plane at low speeds and quick throttle movements making it a dangerous plane to land for the uninitiated.

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    I've read it could be a bitch on take-off too, for the same reasons. A few marines found that out the hard way when they first launched from a carrier. But once the plane's quirks were figured out, they did pretty well with it.

    I chose the Corsair as my favourite for the same reasons syscom did. ;)
     
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    Because the loud raw of the Corsairs engine turns you on?

    Oh wait ...that's my reason. Yes ...yes ...my choice is the Corsair.
     
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    Corsair all the way.... The Hellcat is a close second....
     
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    I picked the hellcat. It was the most important fighter in the pacific theater. Simple, robust, able to take lots of battle damage.
     
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    While I still love the Hellcat, the F4U was the best.
     
  16. 102first_hussars

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    I picked the other,

    My choice is P-39 Aircobra,

    I just think it was a beautiful plane.
     
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    The P-39 was not a carrier aircraft....
     
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    Oh crap i didnt read the subject,

    I just read the "which one do you like better"

    In that case my other is the Supermarine Seafire,

    Oh crap the Seafire isnt even a USN bird CRAP

    Id say the Corsair then.

    finally after 2 tries i get it right.

    I need to stop drinking that Cheap rye

    DAMN IT I meant three tries not Two CRAP

    Just brought some more cheap rye from the Liquor Cabinet
     
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    My favourite is .....you guessed it the Wildcat!! I also like the Buffalo and the SBD.
     
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    Other- FM-2 the "wilder wildcat"
     
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