Your least favorite aircraft

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  1. DerAdlerIstGelandet

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    #1 DerAdlerIstGelandet, Jul 19, 2009
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    Your least favorite aircraft of WWII.

    Opinions only, no facts.

    Id say the P-51.

    Sorry, I kind of goofed this up. This post is originally from silverfish and I kind merged ****, don't know why.
     
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    Hi,

    Surely you can supply some details behind your opinion?

    I regard the Beaufighter MkII as my least favourite aircraft, purely because I think it looks rather unattractive with Merlin engines.

    river

    ps: I followed the link in your sig and checked out your forum. If forums were aircraft, your's is a Botha, but I'm sure that over time it will improve into a Roc. :eek:
     
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    #3 Dark Matter, Jul 19, 2009
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    Does the forum look better now?

    I do not want to start another fight about the P-51 so I wont say anything.
     
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    ME262,meteor etc I'm not a fan of WW2 blowlamps, if it aint got a suck squeeze,bang inside and an air screw they give the impression that they belong to another era and not WW2
     
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    #5 Watanbe, Jul 20, 2009
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    P51 and Hellcat...good planes, but for some reason they do nothing for me!
     
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    This is where tyou can really let fly about what you think about the P-51 Silverfish as it is clearly an opinion thread, and you you what they say about opinions, they are like arseholes. Everyone has one and they all stink :D

    But isn't this thread the same as the one I started only a few days ago?
     
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    Huge price tag + poor performance (at least in the early versions). Someone in the U.S. Army Air Corps should have just said NO to this aircraft design.
     
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    Don't be a baby...

    There is no problem with you not liking it. I think you missunderstood why people were argueing with in the other thread. The reason behind that is because you stated false facts as to why you thought it was not best, such as saying it was inferior to other aircraft, which is was not. When you were asked to say how it was inferior, you could not do so, but kept claiming it.

    So having said that, you can tell people why it is not your favorite. You are entitled to your opinion.

    Now as for my least favorite:

    I think that it would have to be the Dewoitine D.520. I can honestly say that I can not find anything about that aircraft that I like. I don't like the way it looks, its overall performance (which was not bad or anything), absolutely nothing...
     
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    Good call, I am going to merge these threads...

    Edit: I will leave this one open, because it does not necessarily have to do with illogical hate of an aircraft. For instance my least favorite is not because of an illogical hate.
     
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    #11 Dark Matter, Jul 20, 2009
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    I dont like the P-51 becuase [OPINION]I feel that it lacks performance[OPINION], by that I mean real climb rate compared to other Planes, not the most agile and I hear about it all the time.
    And I'm not talking about IL2
     
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    Fair eneogh that is your opinion. I disagree about the performance. I think if you would actually do some research you would see that its climb rate was equal or better to most other aircraft.

    But that is your opinion. The research is up to you.
     
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    I used to love the P-51, and I studied it all day and other planes and its very heavy for its power compared to a corsair or somthing.

    It should have had the Griffen engine in it all along.
     
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    Blame it on the Brits. The Mustang was designed to a British specification. The P-51B and later versions were powered by a British designed engine. If the British had arranged for the Griffen engine to be built by Packard and installed in the Mustang then the best U.S. Army Air Corps fighter of WWII would have been even better. :)
     
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    #16 ToughOmbre, Jul 20, 2009
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    Brewster Buffalo....... Ugly
    Bloch MB.210....... Uglier
    Boulton-Paul Defiant....... What were the designers thinking?

    TO
     
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    Great plane but esthetically I think the Mustang looks pregnant with that huge belly bulge intake


    (now to wait for the screaming:) )
     
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    He-111 for me.
     
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    As far as looks I've never cared forlook of the FW-190 D-9. Long snout just isn't very attractive IMHO. That Bloch MB.210 is pretty butt ugly as well.
     
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