The Best Biplane Fighter of WW2

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Best Biplane Fighter of WW2?

  1. Fiat CR.42 Falco

    33.1%
  2. Gloster Gladiator

    38.1%
  3. Polikarpov I-153

    28.8%
  1. cheddar cheese

    cheddar cheese Active Member

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    Right, time to reincarnate an old topic...

    What do you guys think the best biplane fighter was?

    I say Fiat CR.42 Falco...

    Discuss :D
     
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    Fiat CR 42, definitely

    Kiwimac
     
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    Gladiator- Faith, Hope and Charity kept the Italian bombers at Malta a hard time, modern bombers being shot down by obsolescent biplanes
     
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    Gladiator..............
     
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    cheddar cheese Active Member

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    CR.42!!!

    And Mossieman, as good as the SM.79's were I hardly class them as modern ;) :lol:
     
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    the lancaster kicks ass Active Member

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    well they were better than the gladiator...........
     
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    How can you say that? SM.79 = Torpedo Bomber; Gladiator = Fighter.
     
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    you know what i mean, more modern...........
     
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    Only just :rolleyes:

    Heres some info on the Falco:

    www.comandosupremo.com

    [​IMG]
     
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    Ze Glad...... 8)

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    I'll go with the Fiat CR but only for WW2 if you mean any period I still like the SE5A
     
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    myth

    There was no Sea Gladiators named Faith, Hope and Charity as this was the appelations given to them by a reporter in a Maltese newspaper some months afterwards. Even the one on display as Faith shows no evidence of ever being flown. The plaque says N5520 which was lost on June 26. Faith is said to be N5519 by some sources but this was lost on June 24.

    When #80 and #112 went to Greece with their Glads, they were opposed by the 363*, 364* and 365* in Greece and the 150 Gruppo in Albania with CD42s. Nether a/c dominated the other.
     
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    In Sweden we had both the CR 42 and the Gladiator in service during before and under the wartime and I remember that there was one former Gladiator-pilot who had a comment of the Gladiator's. He says that the only useful a Gladiator could do was to shot down a CR 42.
     
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    Im adding a poll to this and moving it to the poll section...should make for hot debate :D
     
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    well would you look at that, i voted in a poll...............
     
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    Only cos there was a British plane in it :rolleyes:
     
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    my god, ther's only one possible answer THE BEST BIPLANE is the I-15.
    Even german Bf-109 pilots in spain looked like this :( :shock: :evil: when another I-15 escaped their cannon because of their tight turning
     
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    Tight rolling, you mean. The I-15 wasn't an amazing tight turner, but the roll was amazing as most Bi-planes have good roll rates. The I-15s fell easy prey to 109s.
     
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    unlike I-16s..............

    and playing PF at CC's place, i was in that gladiator that isn't a gladiator it was produced by annother country or summit, i was shot down (well i ejected) by a CR.42 which then went on to shoot down a ace Bf-109 :lol:
     
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    If I'm flying the I-16s, the 109s don't stand a chance. My first two kills were 109E4s on AEP. And it just went up and up from there, until I got injured and after a short stint in a P-40 was injured again and put in a La-5.

    Here's some nice pictures of the Cr.42:
     

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