WHAT "DUD" WOULD YOU FLY?

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  1. FLYBOYJ

    FLYBOYJ "THE GREAT GAZOO"
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    We always talk about how good a fighter or bomber is, but what if you're stuck flying a "Dud?" For example, if I was a relatively new pilot I wouldn't be too happy flying the following in WW2....

    P-40
    P-39
    Fairey Battle
    Brewster Buffalo
    Curtiss CW-21B
    Douglas Devestator
    Breda Ba.65
    MiG-1

    If you had to fly a "dud" which would you choose? :rolleyes:
     
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    P-40 was ok, certainly the RNZAF put them to good use in the Pacific and the P-39 was okish under 3000m.

    Brewster Buffalo ..... urrrghh

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    I think the CW-21B would of been fun to fly, but taking it into combat would of been another story. I call the CW-21B the "American Zero."
     
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    Didn't they have some P-36s in the Pacific early on as well?
     
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    Fairey Barracuda.
    From what I have read it was disliked intensly by both the Pilots and the ground crews as it flew like a pig and maintenance was a nightmare.
     
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    I have heard it said that if you could fly the I-16, you could fly anything.
     
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    For me its a the Battle. Easy to fly, reasionable payload so I could take plenty of beer and food. Room in the back for jolly flights and a decent range, so if I had to go into battle I could fly as far as possible in the other direction.
     
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    Hmmmmm...


    A Lancaster on the Schweinfurt mission (I know there weren't any, hypothetical situation). ;) :lol:
     
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    so baisically we're looking for the best, bad aircraft??
     
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    I'd pick the P-40, but it ain't a dud :p

    I wouldn't mind flying the Cr-42 and Gladiator, Stringbag, the bipe's in Pisis' sig, Stuka, P-36 (Finns used em well), MS 410/Morane, Po2
     
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    as much as i wanna dissagree, i will conceed, the stringbad must be counted as a dud :(
     
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    The Brewster Buffalo or the P-40 would be my choice, they are easy to fly and rugged. The Mig-1 probably has the best performance (men, one of the prototypes made 651 Kp/h or 404 mp/h!) but is a tricky plane, bad for newcomers anyway...
     
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    I think the Me-210 - Some donkey that was.

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    I'd go for a P-40 or a Bristol Blenheim, both easy to fly and both could take a beating
     
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    Id go for a Reggiane Re-2000. Gotta love the ability to out-turn the CR.42 8)
     
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    Really, the Re-2000 could turn inside a Fiat Cr 42? That's amazing.
     
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    Yep. Out of the G.50, MC.200 and Re-2000 the Re-2000 was by far the best, but the other two were favoured for some reason.
     
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    If evan felt the need to mention the P-36 as a possible dud, I'm taking that because it was better than the Spitfire Mk.I in everything but speed.
     
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    Hmmm..I mentioned the P-36 because it was the predecessor to the P-40. I don't know much about the P-36 though. I am assuming that the P-40 should have been better than the P-36 as it was after, but I could be wrong.
     
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    Exactly - and happy B day Lanc! :D
     
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