WW2 Plane of the year

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  1. schwarzpanzer

    schwarzpanzer Member

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    Shall we say 1933 to 1946?

    I'm not sure of my choices as yet.
     
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    the lancaster kicks ass Active Member

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    if this's WWII why 1933 to 1946??
     
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    the lancaster kicks ass Active Member

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    i mean i can understand 'til '46 as allot of planes designed in WWII didn't really enter serivce 'til '46 but the 1933??
     
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    The only connection is the Nazi regime coming to power in January 1933. However, that's not World War II so I'm going to do '39 - '45 since '46 wasn't World War II!

    Land Fighters -

    '39. Me-109
    '40. Me-109 (Or Spitfire)
    '41. Fw-190
    '42. Spitfire
    '43. Spitfire
    '44. Spitfire (Or Fw-190, or Me-262)
    '45. Spitfire (Or Ta-152, or P-80, or Me-262, or P-47)

    This is a hard question!
     
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    Hello folks, I am new to the list so I have a question. Is this only for the ETO or is the Pacific in the mix too. If the Pacific is to be included well...

    '39. Me 109
    '40. The Spitfire
    '41 The Zero or the Wildcat
    '42 The Spitfire
    '43 P-47 or FW-190
    '44 P-51 or F6F Hellcat
    '45 P-51 or F6F Hellcat

    And this is just fighters or are we not including bombers?
     
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    We are including bombers, but I couldn't think of bombers.
     
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    Gnomey World Travelling Doctor
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    I have done 2 lists - one for fighters and one for bombers:

    Fighters
    "39 - BF109
    "40 - BF109/Spitfire
    "41 - FW190
    "42 - Spitfire
    "43 - Spitfire/P-47
    "44 - Spitfire/P-51/ME-262
    "45 - Spitfire/TA-152/ME-262/P-51

    Bombers
    "39 - HE-111
    "40 - JU-88/Wellington
    "41 - Halifax
    "42 - Lancaster/Mosquito
    "43 - Lancaster/Mosquito
    "44 - Lancaster/Mosquito
    "45 - Lancaster/Mosquito/B-29
     
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    a separate list's a good idea, i'll think on mine, needless to say the lanc'll feature heavily........
     
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    Interresting lists gentlemen... Very interresting... :)
     
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    bombers
    39 ju 87
    40 ju 88
    41 ju 88
    42 lancaster
    43 lancaster
    44 b17
    45 b29
    fighter
    39 me 109
    40 spitfire
    41 zero
    42 fw 190
    43 hellcat
    44 me 262
    45 me262
     
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    wait a minute, he just put the B-17 as a better bomber than the lanc in '44 :shock:
     
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    Laughable, if he put the B-17 in '42 and the Lancaster in '44 I might be able to understand :lol:

    Fighters
    '39 - Bf-109
    '40 - Bf-109/Spitfire
    '41 - Fw-190A
    '42 - Fw-190A
    '43 - G.55
    '44 - Fw-190D
    '45 - Fw-190D/Ta-152

    Bombers
    '39 - P.108
    '40 - Wellington
    '41 - Halifax
    '42 - Lancaster
    '43 - Lancaster
    '44 - Lancaster
    '45 - B-29

    8)
     
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    Nice list CC :cool:
     
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    hey, what was wrong with the lanc in '42?
     
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    Nothing, If you look at my list the lanc is '42 and the B-17 isnt even there :lol:
     
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    Doesn't appear in mine either...
     
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    laughable its a statement as to when they were most effective i am quite sure in 44 the b17 was a more effective weapon because of the daylight factor and the fact it had escorts plus i was sure it would cause some droll comments from some of you guys
     
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    Just because its daylight and has escort that makes it better? Lancasters carried more bombs further and didnt need escort because they could evade enemy nightfighters...You're gonna get it deep from lanc...
     
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    its plain to see using archaic radar and flares to mark a target is not quite as accurate as the mk 1 eyeball one couldn't even calculate wind drift correctly at night carrying more bombs further at this point of the war might in a small way make up for the more accurate eye but i think not .
    this is not a slam against the raf/rcaf but just a observation
     
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