What country produced your favourite aircraft?

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Which country produced your favorite aircraft?

  1. United States

    34.1%
  2. England

    15.9%
  3. Germany

    34.1%
  4. Russia

    2.3%
  5. Italy

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. Japan

    4.5%
  7. France

    4.5%
  8. Other

    4.5%
  1. Watanbe

    Watanbe Member

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    What country/countries produced your favourite planes of the war.

    My list goes something this

    British (like Spit, hurri, Tempest, Lanc, Wellington, Mossie, Beaufighter seriously who can hate)
    Germans
    Americans
    Russians
    French
    Japanese
     
  2. Wildcat

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    Most of my favourite a/c are American and British, and usually the lesser known/unsung types, eg Vengeance, Baltimore, Beaufort, P-40, Buffalo etc. Apart from that I like alot of the Japanese stuff and the Boomerang and Wirraway from Oz.
     
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    UK/Spit Mk.IX,Tempest
     
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    US. Reliable, generally good range and got better as the war went on. Mass produced and improved steadily. Most of the major producers could claim that as well. But the US also upgraded and introduced new models all the way through the war.

    Germany produced more advanced aircraft but were really trying to fight a 1940 war with 1950 aircraft, at least towards the end. Never produced a strategic bomber and had problems bringing the new models into service and ending production of older models. Most problems of this nature were political.

    Britian is a close second but loses big points for never developing a long range fighter. Might lose points for production levels but then would gain them back for efficiency of that production.

    Soviets made good, solid aircraft. Easy to use, easy to maintain. Did the job. But never produced a strategic bomber of any consequence.

    Japan was even when the war started, maybe even ahead with the Zero and Betty. But couldn't keep up. The designs were good, but the manufacturing capacity just wasn't there. Admin/Planning was average at best as well. Never developed a strategic bomber (or even a decent large bomb either).
     
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    USA - My top three favs of all time.....

    1) B-17
    2) P-38
    3) B-25

    TO
     
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    God it is so hard to choose my favourites, I guess I like 'curavceous' fuselage designs because as I sit thinking the Beaufighter, B-26 and Breguet 693 are in my head, from fighters I like the look of the Spit Hurri, obviously, but also the Hawker F2/43 Fury (Napier Sabre model), He 100 and P-39.

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    Hello Watanbe

    Aussie ehh.. well then don’t forget your very indigenous flying object the BOOMERANG. :)

    As for me it would be Germany and the USA or USA and Germany, whatever, all the other countries just produced flying machines not really AIRCRAFTS.

    Okay now let’s lean back and wait for the Englanders to come :D :rightfighter2: :angryfire:


    Regards
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    USA:
    P-51D,
    P- 47
    B-17G
     
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    A tough call, but I prefer practical, efficient a/c over flashy prima donnas...So, it's gotta be the USA.

    Lightning
    Thunderbolt
    Mustang
    Corsair
    Hellcat
    Avenger
    Mitchell
    Invader

    Pretty good stuff...

    EDIT: can't believe I forgot the the C-47! Sheesh...
     
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    Hey, isn't the P-38 flashy :D

    I prefer the products with 'Made in USA' label on it. Even more if the front is occupied by a big radial engine.
     
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    Hard to choose a single aircraft but for general purposes my top 3 would be:

    Germany - love the Fw 190, Me 410 and Fw 200, among others.

    Britain - Love the Hurricane.

    USA - favs are the P-51 and P-40
     
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    For me it has to be Germany because she produced my favorite aircraft including the:

    Bf 109G
    Fw 190D
    Ta 152H
    Ju 88

    After that I like:

    2. USA
    3. England
    4. Japan
    5. Italy
    6. Russia
    7. France
     
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    That's strange, clicked other, but it produced France as my choice:confused:
    My Favorites are:
    1. Fokker G.I - NL
    2. Bf109 - Germany
    3. B25 Mitchel - USA
    4. Hurricane - GB
     
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    Yeah that probably happened while I was updating the poll.

    I will change your vote to Other.
     
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    Thanks, Adler, I thought somebody was playing a joke :)
     
  16. Kruska

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    Hello D.A.I.G.

    Is there a chance for multiple entries? :) Germany USA alike

    I do favor the 190D-11 just as much as a P-51H
    And the same would go for a 190A-8 to a F4U

    Regards
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    It is only set for single posts.
     
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    Germany.

    Bf-109
    Fw-190
    Fw-190D
    Ta-152
    Do-335
    He-162
    Me-262
    Ar-234
    Ho-229 (I know it was still in prototype phase, but still)

    Then I would go with.

    USA
    Japan
    UK
    Italy
    Russia
    France
     
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    Ya know a bit of prejudiced nationalistic pride had me vote US as my favorite WW2 aircraft the P-38 was built by my former employer, but I have great admiration for many aircraft produced during WW2.

    P-38
    B-29
    Fw190D
    Spitfire Mk I
    Lysander
    PBY
    Me163
    P-47
    Mc202

    except for the first 3 no order
     
  20. Watanbe

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    cheers for adding the poll Adler. Kruska I love the Boomerang and Wirriway but something about the British designs also interested me and took my fancy over the others. I didnt want to be typical and turn it into a vote for you nation thing haha.
     
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