FLAT OUT BEST PISTON FIGHTER TO SEE COMBAT BY END OF 1944

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    What was the best piston engined fighter to see combat (actually engage the enemy) by the end of 1944.

    It matters not that very few actually saw combat.
     
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    i don't really do fighters much..........
     
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    Wasn't there a Focke Wolf 190 that came out in late 44 that was a real screamer?
     
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    Was the Tempest out in 44, if so I'd say that especially at low level
     
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    Tempest - 24 cylinder sleeve valve H Configuration defiantely!
     
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    Yea, great plane, but Glycol, well you know. =P~ That's why you need a round engine, and an F4U has a round engine that could run on missing cylinders! :headbang:
     
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    Either the Spitfire Mk.XIV.e or the Fw-190D9.
     
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    Yeah, baby! :headbang:

    In truth I love the Spit and Tempest too, but the Corsair was undeniably tough!
    And it just looked so damned cool too! What a plus! =P~
     
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    The Tempest looked better, especially with the big radiator
     
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    this is true, i have more taste than anyone here so if i say it's good looking, like i do with the tiffy, you have to take my word for it.......
     
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