The Forum's Favorite WW2 Aircraft?

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What is it?

  1. North American P-51 Mustang

    9.0%
  2. Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress

    3.0%
  3. Grumman F4F Wildcat

    1.2%
  4. Boeing P-26 Peashooter

    0.3%
  5. Curtis P-36 Hawk

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. Lockheed P-38 Lightning

    4.5%
  7. Bell P-39 Airacobra

    0.3%
  8. Curtiss P-40 Warhawk

    3.6%
  9. Republic P-47 Thunderbolt

    4.2%
  10. Douglas SBD Dauntless

    1.2%
  11. Douglas A-20 Havoc

    0.9%
  12. Consolidated B-24 Liberator

    0.9%
  13. North American B-25 Mitchell

    0.3%
  14. TBD Devastator

    0.3%
  15. Martin PBM Mariner

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  16. Lockheed Hudson

    0.3%
  17. Consolidated PBY Catalina

    0.3%
  18. Vought OS2U Kingfisher

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  19. North American T-6 Texan

    0.3%
  20. Douglas C-47 Skytrain

    0.9%
  21. Curtiss-Wright C-46 Commando

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  22. Curtiss SB2C Helldiver

    0.3%
  23. Douglas A-26 Invader

    0.6%
  24. Boeing B-29 Super Fortress

    0.9%
  25. Consolidated B-32 Dominator

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  26. Grumman F6F Hellcat

    2.4%
  27. Chance Vought F4U Corsair

    5.1%
  28. Northrop P-61 Black Widow

    0.9%
  29. Bell P-63 Kingcobra

    0.3%
  30. Lockheed P-80 Shooting Star

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  31. Taylorcraft L-2 Grasshopper

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  32. Douglas C-54 Skymaster

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  33. Sikorsky R-4

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  34. Avia B-135

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  35. Avia B.534

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  36. Amiot 143

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  37. Amiot 354

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  38. Bloch MB.131

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  39. Bloch MB.210

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  40. Bloch MB.200

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  41. Breguet 693

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  42. Lioré et Olivier LeO 45

    0.3%
  43. Potez 630

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  44. Potez 540

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  45. Bloch MB.150

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  46. Caudron C.714

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  47. Dewoitine D.520

    0.3%
  48. Morane-Saulnier M.S.406

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  49. Morane-Saulnier MS.230

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  50. Henschel Hs 123

    0.3%
  51. Henschel Hs 129

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  52. Dornier Do 17

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  53. Dornier Do 215

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  54. Heinkel He 111

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  55. Heinkel He 115

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  56. Junkers Ju 87 Stuka

    0.9%
  57. Junkers Ju 88

    0.3%
  58. Focke-Wulf Fw 190

    4.8%
  59. Messerschmitt Bf 109

    7.8%
  60. Messerschmitt Bf 110

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  61. Dornier Do 18

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  62. Dornier Do 24

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  63. Focke-Wulf Fw 200 Kondor

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  64. Arado Ar 196

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  65. Blohm Voss BV 141

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  66. Blohm Voss BV 138

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  67. Focke-Wulf Fw 189

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  68. Bücker Bü 133 Jungmeister

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  69. Bücker Bü 131 Jungmann

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  70. Junkers Ju 52

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  71. Junkers Ju 90

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  72. Fieseler Fi 156 Storch

    0.3%
  73. Messerschmitt Bf 108 Taifun

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  74. Arado Ar 234 Blitz

    0.3%
  75. Dornier Do 217

    0.3%
  76. Heinkel He 177 Greif

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  77. Junkers Ju 188

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  78. Junkers Ju 288

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  79. Junkers Ju 290

    0.3%
  80. Junkers Ju 390

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  81. Dornier Do 335 Pfeil

    0.9%
  82. Focke-Wulf Ta 152

    3.6%
  83. Heinkel He 162

    0.3%
  84. Heinkel He 219 Uhu

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  85. Messerschmitt Me 163 Komet

    0.9%
  86. Messerschmitt Me 262 Schwalbe

    3.0%
  87. Arado Ar 232

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  88. Blohm Voss BV 222

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  89. Messerschmitt Me 323 Gigant

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  90. Breda Ba.88

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  91. Caproni Ca.135

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  92. Fiat BR.20

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  93. Fiat CR.25

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  94. Piaggio P.108

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  95. Savoia-Marchetti SM.79

    0.3%
  96. Savoia-Marchetti SM.81

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  97. Savoia-Marchetti SM.82

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  98. Fiat CR.42 Falco

    0.3%
  99. FIAT G.50 Freccia

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  100. Macchi C.200 Saetta

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  101. Caproni-Reggiane Re.2000 Falco I

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  102. Reggiane Re.2002 Ariete

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  103. CANT Z.501 Gabbiano

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  104. Savoia-Marchetti SM.75 Marsupiale

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  105. Fiat G.55 Centauro

    0.6%
  106. Macchi C.202 Folgore

    0.6%
  107. Macchi C.205 Veltro

    0.3%
  108. Reggiane Re.2005 Sagittario

    0.3%
  109. Reggiane Re.2001 Falco II

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  110. Nakajima B5N

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  111. Aichi D3A

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  112. Mitsubishi G3M

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  113. Mitsubishi G4M

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  114. Nakajima Ki-49

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  115. Mitsubishi A5M

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  116. Mitsubishi A6M Zero

    0.9%
  117. Nakajima J1N Irving

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  118. Mitsubishi J2M Raiden

    0.3%
  119. Nakajima Ki-44 Shōki

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  120. Kawasaki Ki-61 Hien

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  121. Kawasaki Ki-100

    0.3%
  122. Nakajima Ki-84 Hayate

    0.6%
  123. Kawanishi N1K Kyōfū

    0.3%
  124. Nakajima B6N Tenzan

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  125. Yokosuka D4Y Suisei

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  126. PZL P.11

    0.6%
  127. Ilyushin Il-4

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  128. Ilyushin DB-3

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  129. Petlyakov Pe-2

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  130. Polikarpov I-15

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  131. Polikarpov I-16

    0.3%
  132. Lavochkin La-5

    0.3%
  133. Lavochkin La-7

    0.3%
  134. Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-3

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  135. Yakovlev Yak-1

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  136. Yakovlev Yak-3

    1.2%
  137. Yakovlev Yak-9

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  138. Tupolev Tu-2

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  139. Ilyushin Il-2 Shturmovik

    0.3%
  140. Armstrong Whitworth Whitley

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  141. Bristol Beaufort

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  142. Bristol Blenheim

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  143. Fairey Battle

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  144. Fairey Swordfish

    0.9%
  145. Handley Page Halifax

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  146. Handley Page Hampden

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  147. Short Stirling

    0.6%
  148. Vickers Wellington

    0.3%
  149. Hawker Hurricane

    2.4%
  150. Supermarine Spitfire

    8.7%
  151. Fairey Firefly

    0.3%
  152. Gloster Meteor

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  153. Hawker Tempest

    2.1%
  154. Avro Lancaster

    0.9%
  155. Avro Lincoln

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  156. de Havilland Mosquito

    3.3%
  157. Focke-Wulf Fw 190D

    2.7%
  158. Other

    3.9%
  1. DerAdlerIstGelandet

    DerAdlerIstGelandet Der Crew Chief
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    Well I thought this might be a fun thread to do now that the forum is back online.

    What is the favorite aircraft of this forum?

    This is not really about what you think is the best aircraft of WW2, but what your favorite aircraft of WW2 is. Discuss why you like each aircraft and maybe some nice lively debates will spring up.

    Remember though this is just for fun, to see what the favorite aircraft of our forum is.
     
  2. syscom3

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    The P38 for me.

    Versatality and it looks neat

    It was the first allied fighter in the MTO and ETO that could take the fight to the LW at ranges the Spitfire pilots could only dream of.

    And of course, its record in the Pacific is legendary.
     
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    Corsair

    Not to get into performance, versatility, blah blah blah. I like it because this is the plane that peaked my interest in WW2. Ever since the tv show Ba Ba Black Sheep, I'm just facinated with this part of history.
     
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    Me109 E4 to G6. The plane just looks like a fighter and was superior in BoB and France IMO. One mean looking aircraft.
     
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    I know it's a "late war" variant but the Ta152H is the bird that does it for me. But I like most of the German designs.........

    P.S. WELCOME BACK!!!!!
     
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    My personal favorite is a dead heat between the He100 and the Me262.

    While people will argue the pros and cons, etc of what was better and all that, the Me262 just looks like a predator, and the He100 was a beautiful machine.
     
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    I'm going for the P40 not only was it built locally but it served in every theatre and everybodys airforce including surprisingly Japan
     
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    Im going with the p51 built for apurpose and did its job very well, heck it even worked (very little) in korea against the migs:D
     
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    B-17 as a bomber
    P-51 as a fighter
     
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    No surprise but my favorite is the Corsair. As I have postulated, I believe that if the US were forced to only manufacture one fighter, it would have to be the Corsair. Aside from that, despite it's gestation period as a carrier suitable fighter, the ultimate Corsair, given it's capabilities, was an engineering tour de force.
     
  11. DerAdlerIstGelandet

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    Wow, I was not even done with the poll and people started voting!

    Mine is the Messerschmitt Bf 109, all varients!
     
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    rats I was hoping to vote for more than one .........
     
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    I voted for the Ta 152H... I would have voted for the Fw 190D-9 if the Tank wasnt there, but since it is, my vote stands...

    As King of the Prop Jobs, the 152 offered agility, speed, firepower and maneuvering that nothing in the Allied arsenal could summarily come close to... It was sexy as hell with its looooonnnng wings and slender nose, and made every pilot speechless when they flew it....
     
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    F4F Wildcat for me.

    Not the best fighter, but it was rugged, had good firepower; and when team tactics were used, could hold it's own against the superior A6M2 Zero.

    Plus, I like the look of it.
     
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    I still go with the C-47 Skytrain. To me, it is the greatest plane ever made. I also like the looks and styling of it.
     
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    Had to go with the Fw 190. For a radial job it was awesome and mean looking especially with all the Jabo variants. And it evolved into the 'D' and Ta 152, which are hard to beat. Meaty looking and healthy sounding. The camo jobs during the war were an eyeful and colorful. When it comes to modeling it, there are so many choices.

    Hands down my favorite!
     
  17. DerAdlerIstGelandet

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    I did forget that aircraft in my million aircraft poll here...:lol:

    I have added it, and you can change your vote if you like. You are a mod you can do that...:lol:
     
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    I never have one favourite. Today it's the He-162 since I'm doing a plastic model of it, but yesterday it was the 109 and before that it was the Corsair. So since my vote today will be obsolete tomorrow, I'm not going to vote at all :p
     
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    Fokker G.1 for me, I just like the looks and the mystery behind it.
     
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    If you aircraft is not on there, vote in the other catagory.
     
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