WW2 top ten planes

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  1. schwarzpanzer

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    What are your best WW2 planes?

    (Doesn't have to be in order, or even 10 really :) )
     
  2. Udet

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    Shouldn´t you narrow the question? Too wide open.

    There can be as many parameters as members are in order to respond the question.

    My favorite though -in no particular order-:


    (i) Bf 109 G-6 G-6/AS
    (ii) Bf 109 G-10
    (iii) Bf 109 K-4
    (iv) Fw 190 A-8
    (v) Fw 190 A-8/R8 Sturmböck (heavy bomber abattoir services)
    (vi) Fw 190 D
    (vii) Ta 152
    (viii) Me 262
    (ix) Ju 88 (both "A" bomber version and "G" nachtjäger)
    (x) P-47 D
     
  3. the lancaster kicks ass

    the lancaster kicks ass Active Member

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    god udet you need to start liking bombers :lol:

    but i'm gonna assume he means greatest, which should narrow it down, so i'll think on it and hey! i'll even let some american planes slip in!
     
  4. cheddar cheese

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    Theres already been numourous threads about this...
     
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    well why not have annother!

    and i don't really remember that many for the 10 greatest??
     
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    5 greatest...same sorta thing...
     
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    but double the planey goodness..........
     
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    But double the thought process :cry:
     
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    C-47 Skytrain
    Lancaster
    Superfortress
    He 111
    Corsair
    Mustang
    IL2- Sturmovik
    Zero
    Fw200 Condor
    Henschel 129

    Although some of these planes aren't going to be that popular I've tried to have a few different nationalities.
     
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    B-29
    P-38
    Fw-190
    SM.82
    P.108
    Re-2005
    Hurricane
    P-47
    SM.79
    Re-2000


    Thats off the top of my head the planes Im into at the moment.
     
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    P-51
    F4U
    Spitfire
    FW-190
    Bf-109
    Lancaster
    B-29
    B-17
    Ju-88/B-25 (They make my list because of their versatility and I consider them tied)
    Me-262 (in 1-on-1 combat, you couldn't touch it)
     
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    B-29
    P-51
    FW-190D
    C-47
    B-17
    Lancaster
    Spitfire
    P-38
    Hurricane
    B-24
     
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    1.Spitfire
    2.Lancaster
    3.Mosquito
    4.Fw-190
    5.P-51
    6.P-38
    7.B-29
    8.PBY
    9.B-25
    10.Corsair
     
  14. Erich

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    greatest ? geez.

    probably should be divided by bomber, recon, fighter, night fighter etc...
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    Night fighter .... Mossie XXX, Ju 88G-6, Me 262A-1a

    Bomber ....... Lancaster, B-17

    Recon ..... Ju 290

    Fighter ...... A very big (?)
     
  15. Lightning Guy

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    Top 10
    1. P-38
    2. F4U-4
    3. Ki-84
    4. Spitfire
    5. Fw-190
    6. SB2C
    7. A-20
    8. B-24
    9. PB4Y-s
    10. SBD
     
  16. CurzonDax

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    Here is my ten (ah yes the newbee again) and in no particular order.

    1. F4U-D
    2. P-51D
    3. The Spitfire
    4. B-17G
    5. SBD
    6. PBY
    7. FW-190
    8. Stormovik
    9. P-40
    10. B-25
     
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    In no particular order

    1. Spitfire
    2. FW-190A
    3. Lancaster
    4. Pe-2
    5. La-5
    6. Me-262
    7. B-17
    8. Mosquito
    9. P-47
    10. F4U

    That really only scratches the surface though, there were so many planes that come within an ace of each other in therms of quality. I have really gone for planes that were produced in significant numbers as well as had excellent performance.
     
  18. Lightning Guy

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    The numbers for the -262 weren't that impressive. Something like 1,200 total build with only 300 making it to ops, right?
     
  19. F4D

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    Wow! This is hard!
    In no particular order I like,

    P-38

    P-40

    P-47

    P-51

    Spitfire

    FW-190

    Mosquito

    Yak-9

    Ki-84

    F6F
     
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    Spitfire
    P-51D
    BF109 (later marks)
    FW190D
    TA-152
    Corsair
    ME-262
    Mosquito
    Lancaster
    B-29
     
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