Your Favorite Attack Aircraft of WW2, all sides welcome

Discussion in 'Polls' started by MacArther, Oct 26, 2005.

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Which attack aircraft?

  1. He 129

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  2. He 123

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  3. Dautless

    16.7%
  4. Val

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  5. B25 variants

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  6. Boston / Havoc

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  7. Stuka

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  8. Typhoon

    66.7%
  9. Mosquito

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  10. JU 88 and such bombers

    16.7%
  11. IL 2

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  12. Other

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  1. MacArther

    MacArther Active Member

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    Which ones do you guys like? I personally favor the Dautless and the B25H. Gotta love the 8 50s in the nose ALONG with the 75mm cannon. Tell your reasons no matter what you chose.
     
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    You know, I have no idea! Id love to say HS-123, I love it, but I like all attack planes...aahhh!
     
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    It is a hard choice, I like the Typhoon, the Mossie, the JU-88, the Havoc, the HS-129 and the IL-2. However I will say HS-129.
     
  4. MacArther

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    ey, CC, you admins need any help with anything???
     
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    I went for Hs-123 in the end 8)

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    Gnomey World Travelling Doctor
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    HS-129 looks meaner.

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  7. JCS

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    My favorites are the Ju87G, Il2 and, Hs129. I ended up voting for the Il2 in the poll
     
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    Nope we're coping...No offence but if we were looking for new staff members wed knock on the door of more senior members first...Offer appreciated though... (Hope im not jumping th gun :lol: )


    Maybe Gnomey, but the Hs-123 was the forerunner of the Stuka and introduced the whole dive bombing concept (In Germany at least) plus I love the later types of biplanes.
     
  9. MacArther

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    Eh, hard subject to choose between all those cool planes.
     
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    Has to be the Mossie MkXVIII
    It's got a 57mm anti-tank gun in the nose! Along with 4x.303 and a bomb bay that can carry a cookie
     
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    now you've got me looking CC :D the Hs 123 and this is right off the top of my head served in the night ground attack role over the Ost front till wars end with sub nachtschlact gruppen
     
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    I have always liked the Boston. No specific reason but it was one of the first US aircraft to be used in any numbers from quite early on in the war. It was still effective up to the end, was used in all theaters and was never found wanting. Despite this it doesn't often get the credit it deserves.
     
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    B25 strafer without the 75mm cannon.

    For single engine, I suppose the Typhoon is a good pick.
     
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    No question about it. The typhoon is the best of them all. Not only did it care cannons but could also care a very heavy bomb or rockets. I think it is also the best of them all because it could also defend itself if it had to.
     
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    Typhoon for me :D

    4x 20mm Hispanos

    2000lb bombload

    8 60lb SAPHE single rockets or 4 sets of paired rockets.

    It probably wasn't as versatile as the P-38 and it didn't have the load carring capacity of the F4U-4, but it was fast down low, rugged in attack and looks more menacing than any other strike aircraft out there.
     
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    B-25 WITH A 75! Typhoon for a single engine!
     
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    And why isn't the P47 Jug on there?

    I also think the Ju88 with it's 75mm is a contender as is the FW190.

    Weren't radial Tempests used in ground attack sometimes?
     
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    Since the Fw-190A isnt on the poll, I voted for the Ju-87G.... I just adore those 37mm....... Even if Rudel only actually scored 50% of what he claimed destroyed, he still destroyed over 250 Russian Tanks..
     
  19. Jabberwocky

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    Tempest doesn't have a radial engine. The Sabre was a 24 cylinder H-form engine. Visualize it as 2 horizontally opposed 12 cylinder engines (each with 6 cylinders on each side of the crankshafts) one above the other, with the crankshafts coupled together through gear reduction onto a common propeller shaft.
     
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    The Il-2 was basically the A-10 of its day, heavily armed and armored it could carry a nice payload as well.
     
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