If we're talkin' WWII, I'd have to go with the A-26 Invader! I really dig the attack role--taking-out bridges and trains, and strafing folks on the ground, watchin'em scatter! It's hilarious! And I really feel that "ground support" is not only vitally important but, somehow, very noble! Fighter pilots may get all the glory, but there's no better feeling than swooping down out of the sky just when all of our kids on the ground are about to be overwhelmed, and are beginning to loose all hope, and then--Ring-a-ding ding! Ratta-tat tat! Wham! Bam! Thank'ya ma'am! Then all the unheard cheers and all the uplifted eyes, with uplifted hearts, watching and waving as "Maiden America" flies off into the sunset, from whence she came! The A-26 didn't serve for long in WWII, but it did a bang-up job--in Korea, Vietnam, and for years afterwards as well. It was built alongside its big brother, the B-29 Super Fortress, with the newest state-of-the-art technology. Small, powerful, and bristling with more 50 cal. gun barrels than a porcupine has quills! On the other hand, if you mean favorite of any time period, I guess I'd have to go with the B-58 Hustler! Why? It was capable of flying over Mach 2, reaching any target on Earth within hours, and able to drop FIVE nuclear warheads! Yes, five. Besides the well-known bomb in the large fuel pod, four more could be placed under the wings! And just look at one! It absolutely dripped with crome-polished sex appeal! Heff's Flying Bunny should have been a B-58!