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  1. Lucky13

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    Don't think that I've ever seen a thread about them!:lol: Which school aircraft would you say was the best during WWII?
     
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    didnt the germans build one that was designed for students to go solo after a few hours tuition
     
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    Polikarpov U2/PO-2

    Most produced plane in the world until the Cessna 172, served in a variety of roles including training, liason, medevac, partisan re-supply, nuisance raids, supply, and even crop dusting.

    Also very good STOL capabilities, 70m, about the same (or less) as the Fiesler Storch.
     
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    We had an old thread "the best WW2 trainer."
     
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    Bud Davidson once said the best plane in the world to do a ground loop in was a Stearman, so maybe that one?


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    I have heard it said that the Curtiss AT-9 was the best twin engined trainer of the war. If the student pilot could successfully take off and land an AT-9 without killing himself, he could indeed fly any multi-engine aircraft. The twin engine feature was quite handy on the AT-9, if one should happen to fail, the other would take you right to the crash.
     
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    I always liked the Fairchild PT-19, kinda old fashioned but it did the job.
     
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    Hey, wait a minute...wouldn't the answer be an L-4?

    You get trained in the same plane that you turn around and do liason / artillery spotting in.
    One plane, one pilot, for the whole war.

    What could be simpler?!



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    BF108 Taifun is a good contender, I think.
     
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    I always liked the Bf 109G-12 and Fw 190A-8/U-1 (also called S-5 or S-8 depending on airframe converted and place of manufacture/ conversion)

    Trainers used in the RNZAF during WW II include Tigermoths, Harvards, Oxfords, Ansons, Devons, Hudsons, Corsairs and Kittyhawks (-possibly other types too), used mostly for Pilot-, Navigation-, and Gunnery training.
     
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    The Texan and the Stearman for me fellas....
     
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