The planes of the Royal Airfoce.

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Which is The King of the Air?

  1. Spitfire

    21 vote(s)
    80.8%
  2. Hurricane

    1 vote(s)
    3.8%
  3. Mustang

    4 vote(s)
    15.4%
  1. SpitfireKing

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    Hurricane IV Vs. Spitfire V Vs. Mustang III. Who will win?!:?:
     
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    Spitfire! Spitfire! Spitfire! :headbang:
     
  3. Gnomey

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    Agreed, Spitfire for me too.
     
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    Which Mustang, which Spitfire and which Hurricane? In what mission and context? :?:

    If I want to dogfight, I'll choose a Spitfire LF Mk VIII 8) .
    If I want low level reconnisance, I'll choose a Mustang I/II.
    If I want high altitude reconnisance I'll choose a Spitfire XIX
    If I want a long range escort I'll choose a Mustang III/IV.
    If I want a tank buster/ground attack fighter I'll choose a Hurricane II/IV :twisted:

    And why no Tempest, Typhoon, Mosquito, Beaufighter or Whirlwind? They were as much 'fighters of the Royal Air Force' as the Mustang.

    Arrrrrgh! I need specifics :lol:
     
  5. DerAdlerIstGelandet

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    Either way I go with the Spitfire. It would fly circles around a Mustang.

    Of the 3 up there, it obviously is the best choice. I do agree though, that there should more sources.
     
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    Right Jabberwocky.
     
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    Sorry, I'll update that sometime.
     
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    There you go guys.
     
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    Good ole' Spitty for me.
     
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    Spitfire for me as well.
     
  12. 102first_hussars

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    I choose the Mustang not based on fact, simply its my favorite plane.
     
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    Spitfire, the hurri Mk.IV was more of a ground pounder anyway......
     
  14. 102first_hussars

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    The Rafs P-51c was too wasnt it?
     
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    Don't get me wrong Mustangs and Hurricanes are cool planes but, "Spitfire," as I say, "hence the name."
     
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    No what i was asking in reference to Gnomeys statement was, werent the RAF P-51s ground pounders also?
     
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    What did I say??
     
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    Lancaster Kicks *** excuse me, whatever all you brits look alike ;)
     
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    no i believe we tended to use them just as much for escort, Leonard Cheshire even used them sometimes for the type of target marking missions that counted toward his Victoria Cross, his VC being unique in that is was earned for his entire career not a single action as per the norm.............
     
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    Mustangs in the RAF were used as attack planes and armed-recon more than anything else. The Mustang Mk.III and IV were used as escort fighters, just as the USAAF used them. And, as lanc mentioned, Chesire used a Mustang to mark the target for 617 Sqdn. when leading them.
     
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