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Discussion in 'WWII' started by Jerekson, Mar 19, 2007.
The RCAF used to fly its cousin, the Canadair CT-133:
Pure working-horse, love it!
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.
My favorite right now is the A380, just because of its size and speed, kinda like a giant Cadillac.
Here are the pictures all my favorite ... some were enemies of each other
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.
CHINA CLIPPER 1941
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.
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!
Now your talking!
For sheer ingenuity, this tiny little plane with twelve engines fits the bill for me...
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..
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.
I can't believe we have all missed one of the all time great flying machines!
After looking through a bunch of old photos I took, I too am a sucker for the Bent Wing Whistling Death!
Without a doubt.
I have many perennial favorites, though as a former pilot I could go on and on.
B-17 G of course
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.