WWII's ugliest fighter (of these options)

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WWII's ugliest fighter

  1. I-15 / I-153

    3 vote(s)
    3.7%
  2. I-16

    5 vote(s)
    6.1%
  3. LaGG-1 / LaGG-3

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. MiG-1 / MiG-3

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. Yak-1 (or later Yak's)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. Cr. 32

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. Cr. 42

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. G.50

    4 vote(s)
    4.9%
  9. MC 200

    2 vote(s)
    2.4%
  10. C.202 / C.205

    1 vote(s)
    1.2%
  11. Re 2000

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  12. Re 2001

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  13. Re 2002

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  14. Re 2005

    1 vote(s)
    1.2%
  15. Bf 109 E and earlier

    1 vote(s)
    1.2%
  16. Bf 109 F and later

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  17. Bf 110

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  18. Ju 88 fighters

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  19. he 219

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  20. Me 262

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  21. Me 210 / Me 410

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  22. Me 163

    3 vote(s)
    3.7%
  23. Fw 190A / F / G

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  24. Fw 190 D / Ta 152

    1 vote(s)
    1.2%
  25. D 520

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  26. MB 150 / 151 / 152 / 155

    3 vote(s)
    3.7%
  27. Morane Ms 406 etc

    4 vote(s)
    4.9%
  28. Potez 630 series

    1 vote(s)
    1.2%
  29. Fokker D.XXI

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  30. PZL P.11, P.7, P.24

    3 vote(s)
    3.7%
  31. IAR 80

    3 vote(s)
    3.7%
  32. VL Myrsky

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  33. Boomerang

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  34. Rogyzarski

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  35. A6M

    1 vote(s)
    1.2%
  36. A5M

    1 vote(s)
    1.2%
  37. J2M

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  38. N1K series

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  39. Ki-43

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  40. Ki-44

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  41. Ki-61

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  42. Ki-84

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  43. Skua

    21 vote(s)
    25.6%
  44. Defiant

    2 vote(s)
    2.4%
  45. Gladiator

    1 vote(s)
    1.2%
  46. Meteor

    1 vote(s)
    1.2%
  47. Whirlwind

    1 vote(s)
    1.2%
  48. Beaufighter

    2 vote(s)
    2.4%
  49. Fulmar

    1 vote(s)
    1.2%
  50. Firefly

    2 vote(s)
    2.4%
  51. Spitfire (!) be prepared to explain

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  52. Hurricane

    2 vote(s)
    2.4%
  53. Typhoon

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  54. Tempest

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  55. P-35

    1 vote(s)
    1.2%
  56. P-38

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  57. P-40

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  58. P-47

    1 vote(s)
    1.2%
  59. P-51 (especially razorback models?)

    1 vote(s)
    1.2%
  60. P-61

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  61. F2A

    3 vote(s)
    3.7%
  62. F4F

    1 vote(s)
    1.2%
  63. F4U

    3 vote(s)
    3.7%
  64. F6F

    2 vote(s)
    2.4%
  65. P-70 / Havoc

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. GrauGeist

    GrauGeist Well-Known Member

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    The Stuka certainly looks like a dangerous machine and there's no surprise that the greatest of all Stuka pilots was an advisor on the A-10 Thunderbolt II's development
     
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    Sticking with fighters, the P-61 has to be one of the meanest looking bruisers of WW2 - all it needed was tattoos and shaved head

    800px-P-61b-42_39403_-The_Spook_-_548th_NFS.jpg BastionBooger_crop_340x234_display_image.jpg
     
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    #63 AirWolf, Jan 1, 2013
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    For me it only looks mean because its big, not much more then that
     
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    P51 especially the razor back models? I like the razor back models much more than the bubble canopy models and the same goes for the Spitfire but oddly enough I prefer the P47 with a bubble canopy. I think the Me109F to be the least ugly Me109, while I think the Me109g to be the most ugly but they are included as the same choice. It is just personal taste though.
     
  5. DerAdlerIstGelandet

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    I understand personal taste and all, but yhe P-51 and Bf 109? Ugly? No way...:)
     
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    Skua, mostly because it was, well, ugly. It did do some good things, so its heart was in the right place. ;)
     
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    In another thread a couple years ago I compared the look of the razor back Mustang to the Fastback Ford Mustang. I still think its the coolest looking plane ever.

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    Oh, now we're morphing "ugly" into "dangerous looking." For that, I've got to vote "Tempest." Or maybe B-29.
     
  9. GrauGeist

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    Big difference between dangerous and ugly...unless it's a very large woman. Who's ugly. And also angry.

    Now you're talking trouble....
     
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  10. pattle

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    I don't think the P51 ugly, but I much prefer the razor back version to the bubble canopy version and just to be extra fussy it needs to be painted green as well. I find that a lot of planes look much better when painted in certain colours, for me P51s and B17s look better in green while B24s, B25s and P47s look their best in natural aluminium, P40s look best in RAF desert colours while P38s and B26s just look good in any colour.
    I always look upon the Me109E G and as a right pair of munters but for some reason I like the Me109F (particularly in mottled desert colours).
    These are all prejudices I picked up from making airfix kits when I was a nipper.
     
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    #71 razor1uk, Jul 24, 2013
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    Well said in a way, no beating around the bush Basil Fawlty style. like a svelte and sexy body with a fugly head on it or vice versa, the beholder has the eye etc...

    I'd say the IL-2, DC3/C-47/Li-2/L2D (perhaps), Beaufort, Dewotines/Morraines the Lysander were uglier than most others - the ugliest is the Fairly Gannet or failed/cancelled jet prototype Shturmovik, but their post war...
     
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    The A5M IS UGLY.I hate it's looks.
     
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    The A5M is attached least by my definition should be killed with fire. Also nice pic Oreo.
     
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    Hi, new on here.
    I was going to pick the I-16 until I saw the Skua on the list!
    What's eye opening is some of the others picked as ugly.
    Mustang?????????
    Whirlwind??????
    Hurricane????
    F4U???
    Zero???
     
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    Why is the Skua on the list it's not a fighter. It was a Dive-bomber with a secondary role as a patrol/fleet defense aircraft. If you include the Skua why not other naval dive-bombers that also did fleet defense in an emergency.
     
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    The Skua should be probably replaced with the Roc. I think the Roc was uglier than the Skua, if that's possible!
     
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    I agree however, nothing can beat the period's French bombers! Take for instance the Farman F.211 and Amiot 143. They are Truly UGLY!

    Amiot 143 Medium Bomber Aircraft Image

    Farman F.211 Day-Night Four-Engined Heavy Bomber Prototype Image


    Still better! French warships from the late XIX century. They are nothing less than floating nightmares:

    FS Bouvet (1898) Predreadnought Battleship Image

    And the gold medalist:

    french battleship carnot - Bing images

    Yes indeed, the I-16 deserves an ugly prize.
     
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    Oh my... that Carnot... that is a gold medal in ugly.

    It looks like they dredged the Channel for the remains of the Spanish Armada, pieced them together with some iron cladding and called it a day.
     
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    You are quite right Soulezoo. Perhaps they believed that an enemy, seeing such a "thing" (truly a steam punk horror), would be frightened away. Cherio! Sir P.
     
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    Or inadvertently open their bilge cocks because they're laughing so hard.
     
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