Me 109, Spitfire, Zero or Mustang

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Which plane would you fly in a dogfight?

  1. Zeke/Zero

    12.7%
  2. Me 109

    28.6%
  3. Mustang

    58.7%
  1. d_bader

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    Which plane would you want to use if you were in a dogfight?
     
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    Sorry for some reason the spitfire part of the vote was cancelled. So its between Me109, Mustang or Zero/Zeke
     
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    I'm just going to tell myself that it's a later model p-51, so I have the bubble canopy. Anywho I'd go with American muscle.
     
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    the irony in that statement the 'stang was hardly a muscle plane and it had british muscle in it anyway :lol:

    but i'd proberly take the -109, it's the best comprimise between the zero's handling and the 'stangs speed..........
     
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    Bf109 for me. 8)
     
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    109 for me too (though I would of picked the Spitfire)
     
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    Bf 109 for sure. Especially E-7 version
     
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    'stang for me.
     
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    The Mustang has the advantage when entering the fight. And since I have no real clue about dogfighting, so am seriously green, I'd take the Mustang.
     
  10. Udet

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    Hands down: Bf 109 G-6/AS, G-10 or K-4.
     
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    I marginally took the Mustang "D" over -109. The Zeke should even be in this survey, piece of crap!!! :evil4:
     
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    Hmmm... I would have taken the Spitfire, but like it isn't there I'll take the P-51.
     
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    I say take the zeke out and put the spit in. Either way, I'd still take the 109.
     
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    In a classic WW2 style dogfight, a 109 for sure.

    Reasons being;

    *Better climb than almost any contemporary,
    *Better acceleration than almost any contemporary
    *Very high power to weight ratio
    *Excellent armament set-up with the nose mounted Mg151/20 and the two Mg 131s (or maybe a Mk 103 in a later model :twisted: ),
    *Good low speed handling because of the wing slats,
    *Good in both the horizontal and vertical planes

    The only advantages the Mustang had over the 109 were at high speed (ease of control, pseudo-laminar flow wing) and the Zero is wildly outclassed in terms of speed, climb, dive and roll.
     
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    I thought the high wing-loading would give the 'schmitt the advantage there?

    The Zeke is so bad?? :shock:

    Probably the 109F (does the BV155 count? :twisted: )

    The P51 is more manouverable than the Gustav/Kurfurst surely?
     
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    Not to mention above 275, your turning is going to be next to impossible in the Zero.
     
  18. the lancaster kicks ass

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    the -51 was a bit of a dog in a turning fight, i still think the -109 should win this.......
     
  19. DerAdlerIstGelandet

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    Bf-109G-6 for reasons already stated, and I agree with FBJ, the Zero is crap.
     
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    The Mustang would almost always enter the fight at a higher speed, giving it the initial advantage. If it was an out and out dogfight, both entering at same speed and altitude I would take a Spitfire 21.
     
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