IF YOU WERE RICH AND COULD AFFORD ANY WWII PLANE ...

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  1. Jank

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    I mean filthy rich. A multi-billionaire.

    If you could afford any WWII operational aircraft and all required maintenance, what would you choose and why?
     
  2. Henk

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    Me-262, Fw-190, Fw Dora and the last remaining Horten 229 for viewing only.

    Ho-229, no explanation needed, the Fw-190 and Dora were such lovely planes and the Me-262 because I love the Me-262.
     
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    A nice Mosquito its peppy could carry a pax with luggage a fair range it probably has a better cockpit for instrument flying then a single seater
     
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    FW-190, beautiful plane to look at and fly. Legend in its time, a lot of great men flew those planes, I would lucky (and honored) to be able to connect or have something in common with those men.
     
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    Something with a gentle handling to start, like a Spit MK I (that for me is still the most beautiful). Then go wild with top performances: Ta152 and F7F Tigercat for the twins.
     
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    B-25J, so I could take my friends up.
     
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    Vultee Vengeance, cos I love em!:cool:
     
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    -a lanc because i love them and would be able to fly in formation with the RAF once it's over from Canada
    -a Meteor for quite gentle handling yet good speed plus looks
    -a TBM Avenger for carrying the shopping
    -a swordfish for those lazy sunday afternoons
    -a spit for picking up the ladies
    -a Fury/Tempest II for when i wanna be a bad boi racer...........
     
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    A Ki-84 Hayate to shoot down the rest of you !!!!!:twisted:
     
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    I would buy a Zero, Me-109, P-51, and a Spitfire. Get them combat worthy. Load them with paintballs Then I would have a the most pointless dog fight in the history of stupid.

    That and I would visit some guys who gave me a tough time in highschool.

    "OMG, What happened to my car." "Oh, wow those are some nice planes in the sky"
     
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    I'd go for a Mossie Mark XVIII for paintball purposes, a Typhoon, a Whitley, a Stirling for transport purposes and the fact that I'd be the only person in the world with one of those
     
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    PZL P-23 Karas and PZL P-37 Los - because, no one of these planes hasn't existed yet and
    they are the important part of the Polish Air Force history.
    Fw 190 - as Hunter368 wrote. Besides, to shoot down Mastoras and his idea.:lol:
     
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    Just leave it to my Mossie- one hit from that 6 pounder and he's in pieces
     
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    I would buy a Bf-109G because it is my favorite aircraft, then I would buy a Fw-190D-9 and then a Spitfire.
     
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    I would buy a Spitfire, BF-109, Ta-152 (and a Dora) as well as a Mossie and a lanc for transport purposes and then a Meteor and Me-262's for jets and a late mark Spitfire/SeaFury/Tempest for those times when you just want to go fast...
     
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    I'd purchase an F4F wildcat, take flying lessons, then fly it. The wildcat may not be the best plane, but I like it's design and the fact that it held it's own against the zero. Also I'd go for an ME-262, and a C-47 or B-25 whichever easier to handle and can comfortably seat my friends.
     
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    Ohh a Ju 87G - for traffic jams - nice and slow so i can see their faces - but then i would also want a bit of siren to add to the squeeky bum feeling so i would have to go back to a D for the dive bombing!
     
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    First and foremost, I'd have a Whirlwind built to flyable standard, or maybe a squadron of them...

    There are none surviving, so it would be a job from scratch.

    Then it would be a Typhoon: only one survivor and that one is improperly restored (wrong upper cowling, spinner, wheel covers and a few other pieces). I'd have to get a Sabre II production line up as well... after all, you need the Tyffies youngs, friskier sister up in the air as well. I'd love to see a Tempest and a Typhoon on the wing together.

    Then a Mossie built to flyable standard, Mk XVI with a bulged belly and high alt Merlin 71s for preferance.

    Finally a Ki-61 Hein, just because they look very cool.
     
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    A PBY! Why?!?

    I would fly to places where scantly clothed women could be found along tropical coastlines sunbathing on the beaches or on the decks of boats. :evil4:
     
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