Which Air Force would you have liked to fly with in WW2

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Which Air

Poll closed Jun 21, 2011.
  1. United States Army Air Corps

    28.6%
  2. Royal Air Force (RAF)

    17.1%
  3. Luftwaffe

    17.1%
  4. French Air Force

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. Polish Airforce

    2.9%
  6. Imperial Japanese Airforce

    2.9%
  7. AVG (Flying Tigers)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. Italian Air Force

    2.9%
  9. Russian Air Force

    2.9%
  10. Netherlands Air Force

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  11. Royal New Zealand Air Force

    5.7%
  12. Austailian Air Force

    2.9%
  13. OTHER (Tell us what air force)

    17.1%
  1. B-17engineer

    B-17engineer Active Member

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    #1 B-17engineer, Sep 27, 2009
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    Just a thread. Which air force and why? And what plane would you have liked to flown in?

    I would say, personally, Luftwaffe. I think they had great a arsenal of aircraft that were very lethal. I would've liked to flown in a He-111 bomber.

    (Hey I typed in for the title, which Air Force and it only came out, which air. )

    I searched to see if a thread like this was already started. There wasn't.

    I know AVG wasn't an Air Force, but I thought they should be included.
     
  2. BillF

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    The Luftwaffe until 1944. They had amazing aircraft. Period. They had fantastic pilots. Period.

    They had evil and horrible leadership thankfully which eventually sunk them. Plus the Russians on one side, the Americans, Brits, French, Italians and just about everyone else on the other...

    After 1944, stick me with the Americans or Russians.
     
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    #3 vikingBerserker, Sep 27, 2009
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    I'd go with Poland. I enjoy being an underdog.
     
  4. B-17engineer

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    Poland had a pretty good air force but was hardly mentioned on what they accomplished.
     
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    #5 syscom3, Sep 27, 2009
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    I want to fly in a photo mapping squadron in the south pacific. All the fun of flying with few of the risks of combat.
     
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    choose raaf but as an after thought the finns had themselves a good air war against the russians.
     
  7. Vassili Zaitzev

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    Ah, I have to say USAF. The Luftwaffe had very talented pilots, but in terms of survivalbility, the US has an advantage. I'd say RAF, but I wouldn't understand all the English dialect.:)
     
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    Tough question, tough decision...

    I am an American, and my first instinct is naturally to fly American. I also have deep German ancestry, and that's my second choice, but that would be a tough one, because the German pilots were at war longer than the U.S. and the pilots flew more than one sortie perday...and there was no "50 mission" rotation policy...they were there for the duration.

    (By the way, there were 10 Axis airforces and 19 Allied airforces that fought at some point during the war)
     
  9. B-17engineer

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    :oops: I added some major ones :D
     
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    hmmmm, you missed the fourth largest allied airforce.
    RCAF.
     
  11. B-17engineer

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    Da**it I missed it. Sorry.
     
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    They were all major, in one way or another! :thumbleft:

    (look at my T-Shirt logo...that'll give you a good list of the airforces! :lol: )
     
  13. B-17engineer

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    F*ck ur right, I shoud've done that.
     
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    Well, if this thread is any success I'll remember for part II

    :lol:
     
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    I'll go with the US.
    I'm sure that they got the best babes when they were in Britain :p
     
  17. DerAdlerIstGelandet

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    My choice would be one of the following:

    1. The Luftwaffe. Purely because of the aircraft and because of my interest in the history of it.

    2. US Navy in a PBY unit on anti sub duty in the Caribbean. Beaches, Cocktails and Women...
     
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    #18 drgondog, Sep 28, 2009
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    I would go US for at least three reasons.

    The first was Training. Just about every pilot was in training for a year from pre-flight through Advanced and the weather for training enabled not just US but also RAF, RCAF, etc pilot training to be accomodated.

    The second reason was sheer variety, numbers and quality of aircraft coming off assembly lines in 1943 - unmolested by Axis.

    Resources. Material, factories, methods, new tooling and skilled personnel.
     
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    I would go with Luftwaffe. Great aircraft. My aircraft would be the Bf-109 (all models)
     
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    Go to the back of the queue
     
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