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Post by :FI:Sneaky_Russian » Sat Jun 17, 2006 9:51 pm

Thinking on a question from Nightcat "Whats your favourite plane?"
(theres so many I like for different reasons) ; I got to thinking, if money (or spare parts) was no object, that you could have any one plane from WWll, What aircraft would you choose?

It took me about 10 seconds to reach a somewhat surprising answer, (untill you think about it). No clues yet, what would you choose?
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Post by :FI:Falcon » Sat Jun 17, 2006 10:21 pm

There have been a few threads like this, but I never ... I don't think ... answered one. I love all planes, but I never could decide on just one. So I decided to look at the question from a different perspective.

Having flown to the Bahamas and the Yukatan (don't ask) a few times and moved cattle from city to city through all sorts of weather I have grown to appreciate the few advantages of two engines.

Therefore, accordingly, consequently, ergo, hence and QED I s'pose I'd pick the P-38:

good guns,

fast bomber,

fast dive ,

and climb (though Mr. Maddox may not think so),

tough, (when the tail doesn't fall off ... Oleg!),

looks,

and a spare engine.


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Post by Airhawk14 » Sun Jun 18, 2006 12:20 am

I think I would go with any of the P-40s because the cockpit is easily manerverable(easy to see out of). It also has....

-Good Eingine
-Nice Dive
-Good Cannons
-Easy to Land(for me anyway)
-Good Armor
-And I am a big Flying Tiger fan.
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Post by Sapper-FIN » Sun Jun 18, 2006 2:20 am

LA-7

+ Good guns.
+ Maneuverable.
+ Fast.
+ Looks kinda cool.

- Usually tears apart in a high speed dive.
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Hmmm...

Post by :FI:Fenian » Sun Jun 18, 2006 1:29 pm

I still love the Hurricane :)

Otherwise I'd like a P47 or a C47 :)

There's an airline pilot in me that's struggling to stay in.

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Re: Hmmm...

Post by :FI:Sneaky_Russian » Sun Jun 18, 2006 1:58 pm

:FI:Fenian wrote:I still love the Hurricane :)



:)
Copy that ,the spit may have been the star of the show but the Hurri was the workhorse.( you getting this Nightcat :badgrin: )

. . .but still not my choice

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In no way influenced by any movie- but ....

Post by :FI:Sneaky_Russian » Mon Jun 26, 2006 3:22 pm

it might have said
  • Mosquito
    Hurricane (Spit might still be too much of a handfull for me)
    Spitfire
    Corsair
    Lancaster
    Stuka ( just for the screaming air brakes)
    LA5FN
    A6M5
    I could go on..
Well I'm not planning any RL dogfights, and theres enough room onboard
for essentials (bar, motorcycle, sheep pen etc)
spare engine -Falcon

easy to land -Airhawk14

Looks kinda cool-Sapper
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(and Airhawk , you can land this baby on water too blowing all the fancy yachts ashore with the propwash no doubt)

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Post by :FI:Nightcat » Mon Jul 03, 2006 7:47 pm

When they build a nuclear power station I wonder why people protest with they're banners, but if there is ever a rally for banning the Hurricane I'll be there with my banner in full support..

Ban the Hurricane! Ban the Hurricane! its the devils plane! anyone who mentions it in my home has to put a quid in the swear jar - you can say something rude for 50p ^_^

Favorite aircraft has to be B25 because it has 2 engines, alot of gunners and aswell as bomb the crap outta small villages also doubles up as a heavy fighter.

Seafire, it has a hook and that gives me options! like trying to snag it on telephone cables and such or rip it off with trees.

P38 - its alot of fun, quite fast and the weapon choice is nice..

I enjoy the DO 335 - the A6M's and SBD's - oh and those Go things, they look great in black.

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Post by Salahdin » Fri Jul 07, 2006 10:03 pm

P39 :)

1. It looks good
2. Nice cockpit
3. Nice cannon
4. Good view
5. It has a tube in the cockpit floor you can urinate into

I like it despite the fact that the engine ignites 6 seconds into a dogfight and it will always be my number one choice followed by the I153.
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Really?

Post by :FI:Fenian » Fri Jul 07, 2006 10:25 pm

A pee tube?

Amazing!

Why don't they put thos eon cars these days?

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