MOST UNDERRATED AIRCRAFT OF WWII?

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  1. cheddar cheese

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    In contrast to the other topic what do you think the most underrated aircraft of WW2 was?
     
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    3 way tie - the Lysander, the PO-2, and the Storch. B-24 honerable mention :)
     
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    Fiat G.55, P-39 Airacobra or Hawker Tempest MkIV

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    Fiat G.55 is a great aircraft...

    I would have to say the Series 5 Italian fighters, and also the Piaggio P.108 and the Macchi MC.200 8)
     
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    Brewster Buffalo. Look what the Finns did with it.
     
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    I can certainly see the logic in that choice evan, I must say id forgot about that 8)
     
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    IAR-81, Storch, Po-2 and Fw-189
    (agreed, Buffalo also)
    and moreso the P-40 B
     
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    FW-189 - Forgot that one. That would of been a kick to fly, one would probably need lots of sunscreen 8)
     
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    B-239, B-24, Tiffie and the Hallie, all of them never recieved the praise they deserved as they were overshadowed by more "famous" planes
     
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    HEY WHAT ABOUT THE FOKKER D.21 :?: - AGAIN, THIS DID WELL WITH THE FINNS - HEY WAIT, MAYBE THE FINNS WERE THE MOST UNDER-RATED AF OF WWII!?! :confused:
     

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    Yep, they were no-one hqs heard of them but they performed miracles with the planes they had
     
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    Yep, the Finns were pretty amazing.


    Ah yes, the Fw-189 - one of my favourite aircraft.
     
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    I would agree, Flyboy. The Finns put up a hell of a fight!
     
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    BRING YOUR COPPERTONE!
     

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    Don't forget the sunglasses 8) and the windex!
     
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    No need to if you fly an Fw-189C ;)

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    I once read that many of the post war treaties between the Soviet Union and the Finns were due to the Russians actually being afraid of them! I think because of these treaties the Finns had to buy a certain percentage of Soviet military equipment. Comments?!? :rolleyes:
     

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    :lol: :lol:
     
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    Ironically that actually performed better than the Henschel Hs-129 that it was in competition with, but the RLM chose the Henschel for some reason...
     
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    i think the lizzie's up there with the best on this one...........
     
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