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What is your favorite aircraft of all time?

Discussion in 'WWII' started by Jerekson, Mar 19, 2007.

  1. MisterCairo

    MisterCairo I'll Lock Up

    ^^^

    The RCAF used to fly its cousin, the Canadair CT-133:

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  2. Trenchfriend

    Trenchfriend I'll Lock Up

    Pure working-horse, love it!

     
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  3. Stearmen

    Stearmen I'll Lock Up

    I used to see the CT-133s and C-47s in white, silver and red, lined up at Peterson AFB when I was landing, you could eat off of them! They were there to support the Canadian contingent in NORAD.
     
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  4. Stormy

    Stormy A-List Customer

    My favorite right now is the A380, just because of its size and speed, kinda like a giant Cadillac.
     
  5. Eastwood

    Eastwood New in Town

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    Me109.jpg spitfire.jpg a6m.jpg mig15_sabre.jpg F-4_Mig-21.jpg
    Here are the pictures all my favorite ... some were enemies of each other
     
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  6. Mitsubishi A6M Zero



    Song: Rabaul Naval Air Corps March
    Lyrics (very rough translation)

    Silver wings lined up on the Southern Front
    Its dauntless defenders, the Sea Eagles,
    Will smash the enemy in a hail of bullets
    We're the glorious Rabaul Naval Air Corps!

    Though outnumbered we fly into the enemy and attack
    We'll give it our all and jump into the fray
    Even the flower that I found is in my pocket smiling
    Because we're the Rabaul Naval Air Corps!

    With the burning fighting spirit of the Navy
    We face the bright southern sun
    We'll destroy the enemy in the waves of clouds
    Shouting we're the Rabaul Naval Air Corps!

    We gaze at the midnight stars
    To forget the day's fearsome battle
    The spirits of fallen warriors speaks to me
    We're the Rabaul Naval Air Corps!

    Several of Japan's top aces, including Saburo Sakai and Hiroshi Nishizawa, were with the Rabaul Naval Air Corps, aka Tainan Naval Air Corps.






     
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  8. TXFlyGuy

    TXFlyGuy Practically Family

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    This is the plane that won the war, with it's external drop tanks allowing it to fly with the B-17's all the way to Berlin and back.
    It simply "oozes" coolness.
     
  9. nick123

    nick123 I'll Lock Up

    IMG_2990.JPG Polikarkov I-16!
     
  10. Stearmen

    Stearmen I'll Lock Up

    I have gotten to the point, that if I was rich enough to afford a WWII airplane, the Spitfire and Mustang would be last on my list!
     
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  11. Mk1 hurricane.
     
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  12. Stearmen

    Stearmen I'll Lock Up

    Now your talking!
     
  13. For sheer ingenuity, this tiny little plane with twelve engines fits the bill for me...

    Dornier DO-X.jpg
     
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  14. This plane first caught my eye in one of those serials from the 30's entitled 'The Perils of Pauline'. I guess they used all available footage of the plane within the films. Some fifteen or so years before Hugh's 'Spruce Goose' or Hercules 1..
     
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  15. Stearmen

    Stearmen I'll Lock Up

    Got a ride in this GM Turkeycat almost 30 years ago! The coolest thing about it was, when the wings were folding and unfolding, a really loud car horn continuously honked, beep, beep, beep, until the wings were locked.[​IMG]
     
  16. Stearmen

    Stearmen I'll Lock Up

    I can't believe we have all missed one of the all time great flying machines!
     
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  17. Stearmen

    Stearmen I'll Lock Up

    After looking through a bunch of old photos I took, I too am a sucker for the Bent Wing Whistling Death! [​IMG]
     
  18. Without a doubt.
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  19. I have many perennial favorites, though as a former pilot I could go on and on.
    B-17 G of course 07.jpg Also P-51D, Spitfire MkVi, Personally flown the North AMerican Harvard (AT-6), Douglas A-26 Invader, DC-3, CT-33 Silver Star, and CF-101 Voodoo.
     
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  20. Colonel Adam

    Colonel Adam Familiar Face

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    Very cool!
     

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