The planes of the Royal Airfoce.

Which is The King of the Air?

  • Spitfire

    Votes: 21 80.8%
  • Hurricane

    Votes: 1 3.8%
  • Mustang

    Votes: 4 15.4%

  • Total voters
    26

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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:
 
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.
 
Jabberwocky said:
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:

Sorry, I'll update that sometime.
 
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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.............
 
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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