Your favorite Non-Spitfire British fighter?

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Your favorite non-Spitfire British fighter? (WWII)

  1. Skua

    1.6%
  2. Roc

    0.8%
  3. Defiant

    1.6%
  4. Gladiator

    2.4%
  5. Meteor

    3.3%
  6. Firefly

    1.6%
  7. Fulmar

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. Beaufighter

    13.0%
  9. Blenheim (!)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. Mosquito

    29.3%
  11. Hurricane

    23.6%
  12. Typhoon

    12.2%
  13. Tempest

    27.6%
  14. Whirlwind

    5.7%
  15. Fairey Swordfish

    2.4%
  16. Oh, now, what did I forget this time?

    2.4%
  1. Oreo

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    A lot of us would have to say the Spitfire is our favorite WWII fighter from the UK, and if I made a poll with it in there, it would get most of the votes, so I'm leaving it out. Your favorite Non-Spitfire British fighter????
     
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    Mossie for me

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    I'm with you Eddie- Mossie was the best!
     
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    the mossie was good but personaly i like the hurricane.
     
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    Same here. The Hurricane is one one of my favorites. It did well in BOB against the superior Me 109 Emil. And also in China against the Japanese 77th Sentai.
     
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  7. Thorlifter

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    I'm with you Roman. I think the Tempest just looks like a bad a$$.......and it often was.
     
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    I like the "Stringbag". It took a lot of balls to go to war in that kite.

    Charles
     
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    Okay, you did forget one very important WWII British fighter: the Hawker Sea Fury, one of the most beautiful aircraft of all time.
     
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    Tempest/Mossie/Whirlwind for me.
     
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    That's a good selection Gnomey.
     
  12. DerAdlerIstGelandet

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    The Hurricane for me.

    It was the true hero of the BoB in my opinion.
     
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    Hurrie for me also it did the majority of the work during the BOB and claimed its fair share of 109 kills as well as taking on the bombers yet being a more mundain looking workhorse never recieved the same acolades as the more glamourous Spites
     
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    Agreed Adler.

    I don't understand why the Spitfire gets all the credit in the BoB. Is it kind of like the B-17 gets the credit while the B-24 did more work and dropped more bombs? Or was it because the Spitfire was truly better than the "Emil" while the Hurricane was just it's equal?
     
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    I think Tempest is my favourite non-Spitfire British plane.
     
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    The Spitfire was unquestionably a prettier plane than the Hurricane. As the war progressed, later models of the Spitfire and Bf-109 far surpassed the Hurricane in performance, although in 1940 the difference was not nearly so pronounced. As for the B-17 vs. B-24, I think the B-17's popularity was partly its looks, plus the fact that although on paper the B-24 was more advanced, in real combat the B-17 was a more survivable plane; it took battle damage better, and because of its wing design it landed wheels up better. (Because of the B-24's high wing, when it crashlanded it often broke apart.)
     
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    Hurricane and Mossie for me.
     
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    hurricane, by its role on battle of britain.
     
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    I vote for the tempest in homage to the Grand Charles.
     

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    It was a hard choice between the Hurricane and the Tempest, but I chose the latter.
    But could someone, please explain what a Torpedo-Strike-Reconnaissance three-seat biplane aircraft is doing in a 'Fighter' poll!!??
     
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