If you were a pilot in ww2 which plane would you want to fly

Discussion in 'Polls' started by Xdominick97, Mar 30, 2012.

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What plane woul you want to use going into combat

  1. P 47 thunderbolt

    13.1%
  2. P 51 mustang

    6.5%
  3. SuperMarine spitfire

    12.1%
  4. P 40 war hawk

    2.8%
  5. P 51 mustang

    1.9%
  6. B 25 mitchell medium bomber

    0.9%
  7. B 17 flying fortress

    1.9%
  8. B 24 liberator

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. Fock wulf 190

    7.5%
  10. messerschmitt bf 109

    5.6%
  11. messerschmitt me 262

    5.6%
  12. Grumman F6F hellcat

    1.9%
  13. Grumman F4F wildcat

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  14. Grumman F8F bearcat

    5.6%
  15. f4u corsair

    15.9%
  16. P 38 lockhead

    4.7%
  17. A6M zero

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  18. de Havilland Mosquito

    12.1%
  19. B29

    1.9%
  20. Aichi D3A

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. Xdominick97

    Xdominick97 New Member

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    What plane do would want to fly into combat with
     
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    My apologies for not posting for about a month, been quite busy lately.

    A difficult choice on this poll, would like to fly virtually all of them. If you forced my hand, I would probably pick the Spitfire for the fighters and the B-17 for the bombers.

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    #5 Elmas, Mar 31, 2012
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    First choice, Serie 5 fighters: Macchi 205, Reggiane 2005, Fiat G55.
    Serie "6" even better.....
    Among non-Italians, Spitfire.
    Twin engine: P38 or Mosquito.
    Heavy: B29.
     
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    Please add other. The Hawk 75 is my mount.
     
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    A Photo Recon Mossie. You get to fly high and fast what else is important.
     
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    mossie for me chaps
     
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    If you want pure ruggedness, versitality, speed and surviveability; give me a Chance Vought Corsair every time!
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    Something of a broad range here don't you think. Is this single combat or a bombing mission? My choice would be F4U and B-24.
     
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    Easy choice for me. I'll fly shotgun with Pappy.

    F4U Corsair.
     
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    #12 davebender, Apr 7, 2012
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    Didn't enter combat until the summer of 1944. By then both Germany and Japan were in serious trouble so a P-51D pilot has a relatively good chance to survive the war.

    F8F would be better still as it was a post-war aircraft. But picking an aircraft that didn't see WWII combat is cheating.
     
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    Fighter. The one and only Spitfire a plane so beautifull it makes you eyes water.
    Twin Engined. Mosquito.
    Bomber. No Lancaster?

    The main thing I would prefer would be a Merlin engine, reliable .303's and/or 20 cannons.

    John
     
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    Please add the Yak, any Yak tbh :( 3,7,9 etc
     
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    Flying a Norseman a long the NW Staging route hopefully after graduating from a Geology course , then I could be rolling in oil and you'd be calling Diamond PB
     
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    P-51, F4U, A-20, A-26 ??? I don't think I would like to be on an aircraft carrier so no F4U. I guess the P-51, I like the speed. I really admire the A-20.
     
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    Oddly enough, you have P-51 listed twice... :) I like the FW-190.
     
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    The best all around fighter-fighter bomber in the war; The F4U Corsair.
     
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