The Ta 152H-1 or P-51D Mustang of today?

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  1. Lucky13

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    Was just thinking fellas. Which would you say is the Ta 152H-1, P-51D, P-47 etc. etc. of today? Is the F-15 todays Mustang or is the F-16?
     
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    I can't decide whether I want to pick the F/A 18 or the F 22.

    You have a lot to choose from......

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    I would say the F-35 JSF is the Mustang of today, designed by both British and American designers and there's going to be an awful lot of them.
     
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    Now they did name it the Lightning. Is it possible the F-35 is similar to the P-38 Lightning in qualities? (Whatever they may be, they are such differant planes.)
     
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    Totally different missions - to me the Tempest or F4U are better analogies of F-35 for their multi mission intentions as contrasted with evolving mission for P-38, P-47 and P-51 and F-15 and F-16.

    To me the Ta 152 and the F-22 are air superiority fighters and closer to each other in Prime Mission.
     
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    P-51 = Air superiority
    F-22 = Air superiority


    P-47/Typhoon = Multi role fighter
    F-35/Typhoon/F-18 = Multi role fighter

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    Tornado ADV (F3) = Mosquito - twin engined, long range, all-weather, fighter, well armed but poor manoeuvreability!
     
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    The Tornado is not good eneogh to be considered the "P-51" or "Ta 152" of today. Sorry, it is a good aircraft but...
     
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    Where did I suggest the Tornado was the modern equivalent of a P-51D?
    Please re-read my previous post, and you will see that I am equating it to a Mosquito!
     
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    I apologize I missed that part. Now chill out...
     
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